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Paul Thomas Saunders opens a fresh chapter with “Heartlands” and the annoucement of his new album

There is something magical that happens when an artist lets you sit at their piano bench alongside them. Being right there, the noise from an old spare room, whispers, tapping of shoes, feeling the energy of expression through the chords. To be unmoved by this experience is inhuman.

Paul Thomas Saunders invites you in and shares his art in the intimate single, “Heartlands”. After eight years, he also announces his long-awaited new album, Figure In A Landscape, to be released on September 30 by sevenfoursevensix.

On the new single, he says:

“Heartlands was the first song I’d written after about 2 years, since stepping away from music. It felt like a different kind of song-writing than I’d been used to in the past. It felt like a warm hand on my shoulder, like words of comfort from someone I trust at a time when I felt lost – I write these songs for me, but I hope they’re received as if being spoken to by an empathetic friend. I want them to feel tactile, embracing and open.” 

Welcome him back and get lost in that little bit of poetry you have needed all these years.

Watch the lyric video for “Heartlands” below or listen to it on streaming platforms.

Paul Thomas Saunders’ new album Figure In A Landscape arrives on September 30 through sevenfoursevensix (pre-order/save). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.