Phosphorescent has announced Revelator, his debut album for Verve and first studio LP since 2018’s C’est la Vie. The news comes with the release of the title track, along with a video in which Matthew Houck sings on a contemplative row down a river. Check that out below.
Of the song, Houck said in press materials:
Revelator is out April 5. Houck recorded the new album at his Nashville studio with collaborators including the Raconteurs’ Jack Lawrence, the Dirty Three’s Jim White, and the singer-songwriter and pianist Jo Schornikow, who is Houck’s partner. Schornikow wrote a song called “The World Is Ending” for the album—the first Phosphorescent track to be written by an outside artist.
Jamie Krents, the president of Verve, added in a press release, “Our label is full of long time admirers of Matthew’s, and it’s a real thrill to welcome him to the Verve Forecast family and to have the opportunity to release an album of this caliber to the world.”
02 The World Is Ending
04 Impossible House
05 Wide as Heaven
06 A Moon Behind the Clouds
07 All the Same
08 A Poem on the Men’s Room Wall
09 To Get It Right