Taken from Tim’s forthcoming sixth solo outing “Late Night Laments” (released on InsideOutMusic on August 28th, 2020), the song was mixed by his longtime partner in no-man Steven Wilson and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout).
Co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse, ‘Northern Rain’ combines electronic soundscapes and acoustic percussion with a powerfully emotional lyric and melody. Melanie Woods (Sidi Bou Said / Knifeworld) and Evan Carson (Kate Rusby / iamthemorning) guest.
Peter Chilvers – who mainly creates visuals for Brian Eno – is responsible for the video.
Bowness comments: ‘To an extent, this is about a person seeing their partner slowly descend into the fog of dementia, reflecting on their life together and coming to terms with their powerlessness and eventual demise, and the ever-changing nature of the world. I’m more of a ‘rage against the dying of the light’ person, but this is a song of blissful acceptance.’
TIM BOWNESS – Late Night Laments (38:50)
1) Northern Rain (4.49)
2) I’m Better Now (3.52)
3) Darkline (3.57)
4) We Caught The Light (3.56)
5) The Hitman Who Missed (3.21)
6) Never A Place (4.41)
7) The Last Getaway (4.55)
8) Hidden Life (5.05)
9) One Last Call (4.15)
“Late Night Laments” will be released as Limited Edition 2CD digipak including five additional studio recordings, as Gatefold LP plus CD, and digital album. Pre-order here: https://timbowness.lnk.to/LateNightLamentsID