Michael Rault: Blue Galaxy Vinyl LPWCK006LPX
Label: Wick Records
Release Date: 24th June
Does Michael Rault have access to a time machine? Has he been making 70s aor perfect pop, yacht rock and blue eyed soul in some pine walled studio only to bring back another record that sounds like a long lost classic?
For those who dig: Big Star, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Emmitt Rhodes, Harry Nilsson, Poco, Nick Lowe...
And now Wick Records is proud to present Michael Rault, the eponymous new album from one of the most talented songwriters in the game. A remarkable re-imagination of '70s pop perfection, the album began to take shape during a time of endings. Michael, on the cusp of turning 30 and freshly off the road promoting 2018's A New Day Tonight, had just ended a romantic relationship, and cut ties with his management and touring band. Returning home to Montreal where his van was already buried in six feet of snow, he hunkered down in his bedroom studio and began writing. Over the span of five months he penned most of the album. From the drug-fueled, dance floor slow-stepper, "Neither Love Nor
Money", to the introspective "Inside Your Heart", to the tongue-in-cheek playfulness of "Champagne", the body of work he created in this epoch of uncertainty is proof of just how crucial that time of endings really was. Bruised but certainly not beaten, Michael delivers a lush, timeless collection of songs - continuing his increasingly profound exploration into the worlds of progressive pop, psych folk, yacht rock and beyond. Trust us...you're gonna love it!