Laura Antonelli

Music Journalist | Producer | Writer

Bio: Tim Watson

Bio: Tim Watson

There’s no trickery or false pretenses when it comes to Tim Watson. The Toronto singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has raw, pure, and authentic talents that are undeniable. The classically trained vocalist is following up his 2013 self-titled EP with his highly anticipated debut full-length album, Still a Young Man, due out later this year. Combining Watson’s wide, soaring range with his four-piece folk-country band creates a sound that is reminiscent of such greats like Joni Mitchell and Ray LaMontagne.

Still a Young Man was recorded live off of the floor at Canterbury Music Company throughout 2014. Produced by Andrew Mullin and Marcel Rousseau, the album perfectly captures Watson’s live shows and his always sincere and emotional performances. Influenced by his love for atmospheric music, the record is elegantly haunting and mysterious. Watson creates worlds and paints images with his melodies and words. “A few of the songs are drawing on personal experiences or from close friends around me,” he reveals. Loaded with nostalgic and reflective lyrics, the album illustrates Watson pondering his younger days. “It’s that theme of growing older and watching people around you grow older too,” he says. “You’re looking at your past and reminding yourself that you’re not that old yet. I’m not fading away.”

Watson has been playing music the majority of his life, but 2015 promises to be his busiest year yet. “I would love to just wake up and sing every day,” he says. Embarking on his first ever Canada-wide tour, releasing Still a Young Man, and continuing with his plentiful side projects surely guarantees his wish to come true.

Buy Still a Young Man on iTunes.

Find out more about Tim Watson on Facebook.

Photo: Mat Manser Photography

Written by Laura Antonelli in April 4, 2017

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