Nick Waterhouse The Fooler

Label
INNOVATIVE LEISURE
Released
7th April 2023

Format Info

Black Vinyl LP

The title of the sixth album from Californian singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse is more than just the name of one of its tracks – The Fooler is both a clue and a red herring.

The Fooler is the observed and the observer, narrator and subject, truth and lie. The Fooler is the shadow and reflection of a city the artist knows sufficiently well to wander with his eyes closed, and a place which very possibly never even existed. The Fooler is not so much an unreliable narrator as a constantly shifting perspective. The Fooler is the new album by Nick Waterhouse, and it’s a lot.

Recorded by Mark Neill (Black Keys; Los Straightjackets; Dave Cobb) in Valdosta, Georgia, it’s a song-cycle of sorts, the arc of the album telling a tale of a city and its denizens.