Canon Blue releasing ‘Lasso Yo’ this week (stream “Carry My Weight”)
Nashville indie pop artist Canon Blue (aka Daniel James) is releasing his third album, Lasso Yo, this week via Temporary Residence (pre-order). It’s the followup to 2011’s Rumspringa, which was aided by Sigur Ros’ string section Amiina and Efterklang, and 2007’s Colonies, which was a collaboration with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. James recorded this one at Paramore member Taylor York’s house (he also did string arrangements for Paramore’s new album), and it was mixed by Tortoise and The Sea & Cake member John McEntire, who’s also produced and/or engineered for Broken Social Scene, Yo La Tengo, and many others. Ahead of the album’s release, we’re premiering “Carry My Weight,” a nice dose of delicate, electronics-aided pop. Here’s what James tells us about the song:
“Carry My Weight” is about the impositions and burdens we place on the ones we love. The people who willingly put themselves in emotional harms way in an effort to ultimately create something that transcends whatever each of them would be on their own. The endless cycle of failure knocking on the door of forgiveness.