About Patrick Watson
Singer-songwriter Patrick Watson and his eponymously named experimental chamber pop band have racked up five Top 10 entries on Billboard’s Canadian Albums Chart.
∙ A year before his band’s breakthrough, Watson landed a No. 1 hit in Canada with his remix of electronic artist Champion’s “Guy Doune,” from 2006’s Juno-nominated The Remix Album.
∙ The band’s Gold-certified 2007 smash Close to Paradise beat out Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible and Feist’s The Reminder to win that year’s esteemed Polaris Music Prize.
∙ The Cinematic Orchestra’s 2007 piano ballad “To Build a Home,” which Watson cowrote and performed on, has been used to tear-jerking effect in more than two dozen films and TV shows.
∙ After working on several shorts, he composed the score for the 2008 feature-length comedy It’s Not Me, I Swear!, which earned awards on the international festival circuit.
∙ Just before the release of Adventures in Your Own Backyard, which debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in Canada, Paste named the band one of 10 International Acts To Watch For in 2012.
∙ A concept album written after Watson experienced a series of devastating losses, 2019’s Wave earned him a pair of Juno Award nominations, including one for Songwriter of the Year.