There’s a new album on the way from The Cradle, the solo project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paco Cathcart. Entitled Laughing In My Sleep, the 21-track album was recorded a couple of years ago and taps into different feelings, reflecting the experiences Cathcart had in 2017 and early 2018, which, according to him, was “a dense time with some healthy personal upheaval and a lot of traveling”.
Similarly, Laughing in my Sleep amalgamates different Cradle styles, and as Cathcart described, it is “a summary album of sorts that would give someone listening to my work for the first time a little taste of everything.”
The album is set for release on August 21st through NNA Tapes but we can already hear the lead single, ‘One Too Many Times’, a song full of haunting beauty combined with Cathcart’s emotional and evocative storytelling. “It’s a lament about miscommunication, and the difficulties of being vulnerable and clear with one another,” Cathcart explained, “It’s about feeling desperately apart from the “vanguard,” that is, those who are fearless and true with their language, politically and personally.” ‘One Too Many Times’ features Lily Konigsberg (of Palberta) on backing vocals and you can listen to it below.