Sometimes slow, sometimes fast mix of acoustic songs for all fans of authentic folk punk troubadours.
"Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds" is Jo Bergeron's third instalment of introspective odes to the lost and lonely but forever hopeful guy next door. As always, whether singing about loving ghosts in "Please Miss Phantom Heart" or the freezing desolate loner in "Emaciated Sun", Jo explores the emotional gamut of love & loss, with his heart on his sleeve.
"Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds" is the long awaited follow-up to Jo’s One Week Record, recorded in San Francisco in 2014 with punk rock legend Joey Cape, leader of Californian band Lagwagon.
During an extensive and critically acclaimed, one-guitar-one-suitcase solo European Tour covering 6 countries (Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland) in 2015 to promote his One Week record, Jo began stitching together the 10 new songs that became the new album.
Upon his return home, and in between North American dates sharing the stage with Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners), and other One Week record Alumni, Jo teamed up yet again with lyricist Vann Delorey (Pascale Picard, The Seasons) for a series of writing sessions to finish up the new collection of songs in an old barn around a worn out poker table.
The result is some of the finest gems Jo has released to date. Recorded entirely in Quebec City and produced by Jo & Jee Côté, Jo delivers "Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds" in the signature acoustic style his fans know, love and expect, guitar and voice up front wide open, while opening new doors with unexpected orchestral and electronic flourishes and experimentation.
"Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds" is a must for all fans of authentic folk punk troubadours.
The Album will be released officially on vinyl during Montreal’s Pouzza Fest and simultaneously available via all digital outlets on May 19th 2018.
Art type: Live Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Québec city
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Acoustic punk fans