There´s a new album on the way from Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon entitled Reward. With DRINKS, her duo with Tim Presley, she released Hippo Lite last year but she hasn’t released a full-length since 2016’s Crab Day. Slated for a May 24th release through Mexican Summer, Reward came into being after Le Bon spent a year living by herself in the Lake District. “There’s a strange romanticism to going a little bit crazy and playing the piano to yourself and singing into the night,” she says of her time there.
Other than the Lakes, Reward took shape later in different locations, including LA, Brooklyn and Cardiff, and saw Le Bon assemble a cast of musicians including Khouja and fellow co-producer Josiah Steinbrick, Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa on drums and percussion, Stephen Black (aka Sweet Baboo) on bass and saxophone and Huw Evans (aka H.Hawkline) and Josh Klinghoffer on guitars.
‘Daylight Matters’ was the first single to be lifted from Reward, followed by ‘Home To You’, both with accompanying videos. Casey Raymond directed ‘Daylight Matters’ and the latter was directed by visual artist and filmmaker Phil Collins.