Núria Graham has announced details of her new album Cyclamen for release on January 20th and has shared new single “The Catalyst“. The album sees her joining forces with iconic label Verve Forecast and New Deal, the label adventure of Blake Mills, in collaboration with Primavera Labels and Universal Music, marking a big step for the Irish/Catalan artist.
“The Catalyst” is a short, piano-based song that talks about grief and time in a playful way. After getting to know the goldfish on the album’s first single, the new song presents the album’s second key character, the catalyst. The catalyst is the engine that defines Nuria’s subconscious world, moving through visions, dreams and stories from the past, combined with the power of nature and its revealing messages.
The video, directed by Marc Cuscó (with art direction by Marc, Ingrid Ferrer and Núria) and tries to capture the catalyst’s unique energy, the two dancers representing the celebration or the ceremony of a farewell. Nature plays a big part in all of the songs and visuals on Graham’s forthcoming album. Nature is the main character in Cyclamen, the messenger of all things to come.
Listen to “The Catalyst” and watch the video below:
Cyclamen was recorded over several months, between Graham’s dining room in L’Empordà and the studio, with the help of sound engineer Jordi Mora and arranger Helena Cànoves, building from a basis of piano and classical guitar.
Graham was inspired on Cyclamen by imaginary fables, premonitory dreams and messages from nature. The record is named after a genus of flowers that is native to the Mediterranean Basin and the songs speak of sunflowers, birds, mountains, dust and fountains.
Cyclamen artwork & tracklist:
1. Procida I
2. The Catalyst
3. Yes It’s Me, The Goldfish!
4. Poisonous Sunflower
6. Fire Mountain Oh Sacred Ancient Fountain
7. Oh I Bless Thee
8. Disaster in Napoli
9. The Beginnings of Things
11. Dust Bowl Dreamin’
12. The Waterway
13. Procida II
30 Nov – CH Zurich – Bogen F^
2 Dec – FR Paris – Pop Up Du Label^
3 Dec – DE Offenbach – Hafen 2
4 Dec – DE Cologne – Gebäude 9
20 Jan – ES Girona – Girona Auditorium
4 Feb – ES Madrid – Inverfest
17 Feb – ES Barcelona – Guitar BCN
^ with Dan Mangan