Artist: Roo Panes
Single: ‘Where I Want To Go’ released on 4th March
Album: ‘Paperweights’ released on 4th March
Label: CRC Music
ROO PANES REVEALS FORTHCOMING SINGLE ‘WHERE I WANT TO GO’ WHICH IS RELEASED ON 4TH MARCH
‘Where I Want To Go’ is the second single to be released from Roo Panes’ sophomore album ‘Paperweights’, both of which are released on 4th March. ‘Where I Want To Go’ sees Panes working with producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard) for the first time and sees him at his lyrical and vocal best; the song has a simple message – sometimes it’s the journey and not the destination that counts… Hear it here
Last single ‘The Original’ picked up support from BBC 6Music (Lauren Laverne) and BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac and Phil Taggart).
Since releasing his debut album ‘Little Giant’ in 2014 to critical acclaim, Panes has racked up an excess of 35 million plays on Spotify and over a million total YouTube views. He has been described by Uncut as a ‘Britfolk pin up’ whose music ‘taps a deep well of folk heritage.’ Q Magazine has said Panes finds ‘a positive message in thoughts best left in the dark of night.’ New album ‘Paperweights’, is equally truthful, with a sound matured, richer but no less authentic.
“My music comes to me from situations I find myself in,” Panes says. “Those situations can come to me as songs. In terms of first picking up an instrument, my granny was a classical pianist – we’d go to her house, hear her play, and run around in circles. And my mum used to be in a travelling theatre company, so I was encouraged towards culture, towards the arts.”
Panes’ upbringing in Wimborne, once home to novelist Thomas Hardy, proved more inspirational to his writing than any sessions in the company of a parent’s record collection. The natural beauty of Dorset’s open spaces – and those of the Lake District, a place he loves to visit – have become woven into the fabric of his craft. The peace, the silent solitude: it’s here that Panes feels more alive with ideas than he does in the hubbub of his adopted home of London. There’s a pastoral warmth to his music that couldn’t have manifested had its roots been laid within urban limits.
Pane’s music is succinct, honest songwriting, from a place of deep personal expression, resonating with universal truths and values. His is a deep voice, one that sounds aged beyond its years, and yet, it’s telling of timeless stories, endless heartache and forever love. It asks that we all find the right way to see the world around us.
1st March Band On The Wall Manchester
2nd March Colston Hall 2 (The Lantern) Bristol
3rd March Cadogan Hall London