Love Songs for Robots
Despite its title, Patrick Watson's Love Songs for Robots is the furthest thing from metal machine music. The singer/songwriter's fifth album is intense, melancholic, and wistful, full of hushed masterpieces and growing ambition. Watson pores over emotions and acoustic guitar and piano, adding layers of synth and electronics, all the while adjusting minute details with the patience and precision of a surgeon. “Good Morning Mr. Wolf” and “In Circles” show Watson’s grasp of power and grace. His falsetto is a secret weapon, adding another layer of grandeur to these songs.