- 01 Jul 20
SHELTER is out later this month.
Acclaimed pianist and producer Thomas Bartlett, also known as Doveman, has announced the release of his highly anticipated debut solo album, SHELTER – out on July 24, via Modern Recordings/BMG. Ahead of the release, he has shared a new single from the project, 'Lucinda'.
SHELTER is made up of eight piano nocturnes, all named after types of roses, and is described as "a love letter to his partner, British actress and singer Ella Hunt, as well as to New York City itself, his home for 21 years".
Over the last two decades, Bartlett has performed around the world both as Doveman and alongside The National, David Byrne, Nico Muhly, Anohni, and his own acclaimed supergroup, The Gloaming. As a producer, he has worked with the legendary likes of St. Vincent, Yoko Ono, Florence and the Machine, and Sufjan Stevens – earning Oscar and Grammy nominations FOR his work on the latter's soundtrack to Call Me By Your Name.
Inspired by the nocturnes of Frédéric Chopin, Bartlett recorded SHELTER in his home over two days at the beginning of lockdown.
“In the total strangeness of the moment and the lockdown,” he says, “I gave myself permission to do a thing that I don’t usually do, in terms of how these pieces to me are kind of shameless in their sentimentality.”
Pre-order SHELTER here, and listen to 'Lucinda' below: