Watch “Sweet William”, the Latest from Chris Cohen

Chris Cohen unveils the new video for third single “Sweet William” from his forthcoming self-titled debut album to be released March 29th. “Sweet William,” also the name of a traditional English ballad and a flowering plant, was written and recorded by Cohen with lyrics penned by Luke Csehak (The Lentils), highlighting the collaborative nature of the album. Csehak also directed the video which was inspired by the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. film, The Wolfman.

Chris Cohen was written and recorded in Cohen’s Lincoln Heights studio and at Tropico Beauties in Glendale, California, over the course of the last two years. Cohen would sing melodies into his phone, fleshing them out on piano, then constructing songs around the melodies, and later, adding lyrics and other instrumentation with the help of Katy Davidson (Dear Nora), Luke Csehak, Zach Phillips, and saxophonist Kasey Knudsen, among others. It is his most straightforward album yet, but it is also the conclusion of an unofficial cycle that began with Overgrown Path.

Though the album is undeniably part of the framework that made up his previous two records, Chris Cohen is also a thoughtful, accomplished meditation on life and family, backed by dusky instrumentation influenced by the late evening beauty of Pat Metheny’s Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack, and Thomas Dolby’s Golden Age of Wireless. It’s beautiful, but it’s also unflinching in its depiction of emotional turmoil. Chris Cohen is not so much autobiographical as it is multi-generational.

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Tour Dates:
04/01 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
04/02 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
04/04 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
04/05 – Houston, TX – The Satellite
04/07 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04/08 – Nashville, TN – The End
040/9 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
04/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas %
04/13 – New York, NY – National Sawdust
04/14 – Montreal, QC – Le Ministere
04/15 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
04/17 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
04/18 – Lake Forest, Illinois – Lake Forest College
04/19 – Sioux Falls, SD –Total Drag Records
04/23 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
05/11 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
05/13 – Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus
05/14 – Cologne, DE – Olympia
05/18 – St. Gallen, CH – Palace
05/21 – Vevey, CH – Rocking Chair
05/26 – Manchester, UK – Yes Fest @ YES
05/27 – Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint
05/28 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
05/29 – London, UK – Moth Club

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