Boats is a new project by Melbourne artist Blake Paterson, who began writing songs 4 years ago with his acoustic guitar. He left Australia for Berlin, Barcelona & Helsinki to escape… and to be free to be creatively inspired. Having a deep motivation to create, Barcelona & Helsinki provided the relevant backdrop for what would become his debut single ‘Spider’s Soul’.
When he returned in late 2013, armed with a particular sound in mind he approached Joshua Delaney (Rat & Co, SMILE, Ben Wright Smith) to collaborate and produce his debut EP. ‘Spider’s Soul’ is a prelude from what’s to come from Boats.
‘Spider’s Soul’ stirs organic acoustic guitar into subtle electronic swells. Produced by Joshua Delaney and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Fractures), Paterson croons and yearns for the past, exudes excitement for the future and wants something new, something right.
Paterson’s breathy vocals resonate with a certain pronounced vulnerability, both intimate and melancholic; ‘Spider’s Soul’ is a juxtaposition of warm and cold (Barcelona & Helsinki perhaps). The track moves in a linear direction propelled by electronic beats and a burning for ‘some girl’. Boats’ debut EP is due for release in the second half 2014.
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