Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Pat Keen has announced a forthcoming album titled Cells Remain, following 2017’s Albatross and 2015’s Leaving. He has also introduced the record by sharing ‘Cell Song’, the gentle and melodic opening track awash in a sea of serenity and light. Keen has shared a few words about it:
“I wrote Cell Song visiting my parents cabin/now home in northern WI. I was sitting on the dock on a summer night, contemplating yet again what my relationship is with my family. That same place is where I’ve written countless songs. I also recorded most of my previous record, Albatross, up there.
The lyrics embody my normal “subconscious sound-poetry turned into meaning later” formula. That being said, they ended up being about digging deeper to find the good in people even if you can’t always see it and not losing your own plot while doing so. Hence the “cells remain” part.”
We’ll have to wait until August 7th for Cells Remain to be out through Birdwatcher Records and if it is as engaging and captivating as the first single, we can’t wait for it. ‘Cell Song’ comes paired with a video directed, shot, and edited by Dustin Houston. Here it is.