How grief inspired Patrick Watson's latest album Wave

The Montreal singer-songwriter dropped by the q studio for a special live performance and to talk about his new album, Wave.
Patrick Watson performing in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Originally published on Oct. 10, 2019

In a segment we call the q Thursday Headliner, we invite a band or artist we think you need to hear to kick off the show with a live performance.

This week, Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson dropped by the studio alongside his band to perform a few new songs from his latest album, Wave. It's a record inspired by a long spell of melancholia after the loss of Watson's mother, changes in his band and the dissolution of a long-term relationship.

He joined host Tom Power to open up about grief, having to start over and learning to let go. You can catch Watson on tour through to December.

WATCH | Patrick Watson's full interview with q host Tom Power:

WATCH | Watson performs Dream for Dreaming:

WATCH | Watson performs Here Comes The River:

— Produced by ​Matt Amha and Emma Godmere



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