Tom Houston releases a new single, entitled ‘I Am The River #33’.
The track, which for what it’s worth already has over 18k streams on Spotify, is a taster for the veteran singer-songwriter’s fourth solo album, ‘Gap In The Fence’, due out on October 2nd.
The single, like the dozen tracks on the long-player, was produced by Neill MacColl – who, in the middle of the album’s recording, took a break to play live at the Baftas with Ben Nichols on bass as Jessie Buckley sang ‘Glasgow’.
The album, Houston says, is about “where you were born and raised, and where a gap in the fence was the way into adventures and the big stuff.”
The singer-songwriter tells the story of how the single came to be recorded following a set at the Anstruther Boathouse with Mary Erskine (aka Me for Queen) on vocals.
“Clive Gray asked me if I wanted to record it with him for a local compilation called the George Street Sessions. We did this in a friend’s B&B and Clive produced the 2019 version of ‘I Am the River’ which was released as a single and also as part of the ‘George Street Sessions Vol 2’.”
When Houston and MacColl began work on the new album the track was re-recorded with Kate St John on piano, Benn Nicholls on bass and Mattie Foulds on drums, and given the amended title ‘I Am the River #33’.
Houston is also frontman and songwriter for Edinburgh act davesnewbike who have released two albums, most recently 2017’s ‘The Tin Can and the Flood‘.
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