“Heart Like Feathers” title track release to be accompanied by acoustic version B-side.
Robert Deeble as photographed by Xea Wescott.
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“Heart Like Feathers” b/w “Heart Like Feathers (Acoustic Demo)” is the first single from the new Robert Deeble album.
Watch a short film about the making of the “Heart Like Feathers” album, hosted by Robert Deeble.
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12/08 @ Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Ave S) w/ Anna Lynne Williams & Sergius Gregory, and Bill Patton @ 930PM
“Heart Like Feathers” is the title track from Robert Deeble’s first album in six years and is also the first single to be released from the Heart Like Feathers album. The track and its accompanying, non-album B-side – a stunning acoustic demo version of “Heart Like Feathers” – will be out on November 29th. The Seattle-based singer-songwriter will release the album via his own Mind Bomb Publishing label in association with Dead Letter Records on February 7th, 2012.
Of the song, Deeble explains that “The inspiration started with one of my favorite quotes by writer G.K. Chesterton. He said ‘Poets do not go mad; chess-players do.’ It’s a reminder to me of the struggle of living in my head verses living out with my heart.” “Heart Like Feathers” was left half-finished for a quite a time until Deeble attended a slide presentation by visual artist Lynn Aldrich during a visit to New Mexico. Her image “The Birds of America” simultaneously inspired the rest of the lyrics to “Heart Like Feathers” and gave the single its cover art.
Previously proclaimed “an arresting talent, able to gain entry to places rarely imagined by most songwriters” by Paste Magazine, Deeble has been away from the music scene for the last half-decade-plus. In that time, he earned a master's degree in psychology and, along with his wife, became a foster parent to a baby girl. Having performed with like-minded artists such as Sam Phillips, Low, and Pedro The Lion over the years, Deeble now returns with a cast of indie-folk stars in tow.
Joining Deeble on the Heart Like Feathers album is Victoria Williams (folk heroine and one of Paste Magazine’s “Top 100 Living Songwriters”), Stephen Hodges (drummer with Tom Waits and Mavis Staples), Ric Hordinski (co-founder of noted Americana band Over The Rhine), and Anna Lynne Williams of ethereal dream-pop band Trespassers William. Heart Like Feathers was produced by Dylan Magierek, founder of Badman Recording Co. (My Morning Jacket, Mark Kozelek, The Innocence Mission).
Robert Deeble is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Heart Like Feathers
(Mind Bomb / Dead Letter)
01. Heart Like Feathers (STREAM)
07. Hearing Voices Seeing Ghosts
08. The Colors of Dying
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