Dublin based poet and singer-songwriter Christian Wethered today releases his debut album ‘Mon Petit Jardin’. The acclaimed musician and winner of the 2021 Melita Hume Poetry Prize, Christian has been gradually building a platform for himself over the last few months. Now showcasing his full array of talents across 8 tracks, the new album see's Christian releae some of his most accomplished work.
Bringing together his dark contemporary Folk with elements of Indie, Pop, a French flare and his stylistic poetic lyricism, Christian captures something special on the album - personal, delicate and tender but with a range of influences that give his a music a distinctive edge. From the eery opening track 'La Madeleine' to the stripped back yet clearly Indie influenced ‘Way Back’, to the swaying Jazz infused multi-lingual ‘Mademoiselle’, to the hard hitting lead single ‘Mr Medicine Man’, there is multiple layers to the album, a range of emotions and much to discover.
Speaking on the new album Christian said: “The album is about loss and abandonment in the context of suffering from M.E. (Myalgic Encephalitis).
It’s predominantly a folk/ alternative album and also has a retro French vibe (Gainsbourg, Dutronc, Barbara), which derives from when I was living in France. The album is ostensibly about a break up in France, so the French Chanson went hand in hand. The session players included Soda Blonde's drummer Dyl Lynch and Basciville's Cil Byrne, both experts in their trade.”
Listen to 'Mon Petit Jardin' below: