I'm super excited to finally announce A Singer Of Songs new album, 'There Is A Home For You'. The album is officially available today on Bandcamp (and should be popping up on iTunes, Spotify, etc any day now), and you can get it digital, on CD (with artwork and layout by the brilliant Benjamin Shaw), and —for the first time for HI54LOFI RECORDS and A Singer Of Songs— available on 12" vinyl (limited pressing of 250, with artwork and layout also done by Benjamin Shaw).
What Others Are Saying:
Folk Radio UK: “It’s music like this that brightens my mind and makes me walk lighter through the day. Set aside some time to listen and indulge yourself…fully.”
El Periódico: “*** This is a solid set of songs influenced by the likes of Elliott Smith (the poppy waltz One Night) or even Dinosaur Jr (Silent Soldiers, probably his most energetic song ever). Melancholic tales told with talent.”
Le Cool Barcelona: “Like getting up at dawn and enjoy a coffee and a cigarette in the sun with a terrace, before the chaos of the day begins. The music of A Singer of Songs has that same ethereal and melancholy air.”
The Chaunt: “The plodding rhythm and gentle sounding guitar, mixed with the emotive vocals of Lieven is all each track needs. It gives just enough to the imagination whilst allowing your mind to delve into each note and use that as a brush to paint a picture. (...) The pure anonymity of this man makes the music seem ever so much more magical. There’s power and meaning behind each verse, written for a purpose rather.”
Novemagazine: “One of the great pleasures of this job is to receive an album by an artist you've never heard of and who conquers you as soon as you press 'Play'. The melodies sound like melancholy, like happy days from the past, like missing somebody, like being home. (...) He achieves to give you goosebumps with every song he writes, without any exception.”
Bsides: “Beautiful songs, warm and soothing landscapes and a surprising sensation of peace and well-being arise from Lieven's guitar and voice. He is certainly a singer to follow."
Onda Rock: “The painful intimacy of the songs by Lieven Scheerlinck is offered to new reflexes, able to make them shine with an unprecedented wealth of nuances.”
@diffuser.net: “An album touched by grace, tender folk that grips you and leaves you speechless…”
Son Of Marketing: “With his lyrics of great caliber and arrangements that are stripped to the bones he is able to offer true emotions and levels of introspection that few songwriters achieve. (...) This album confirms the talented songwriter we got to know on his previous albums. There is no other way to say it: we are eye to eye with a great artist.”
The ‘There Is A Home For You’ Tour
Not only is the new album ‘There is a Home for You’ about homes -making and unmaking them, searching and leaving them- but it is also one hundred percent home made. This is why it seemed like a good idea to do home shows as well. Travel around Spain and Europe from home to home, like squirrels that travel jumping from tree to tree. Play the songs in the intimacy of a living room or the fresh air of a garden. Without special effects or sponsoring beer brands. Everything small, everything simple.
The official presentation of the album took place in a Singer of Songs’ own home in Barcelona on 11 May 2013, and carried on all the way to Madrid.