There’s a very nice feature on Mr. Bozeman over at NPR. Read and hear it here.
Lee Bozeman began his musical career with a pair of maracas in the 90’s. That quickly evolved into writing, recording, and singing for the fabled Atlanta indie band Luxury, which continued to make music until 2015. There is a documentary film about the bands career being completed now.
During all this time Bozeman has recorded and performed under different monikers outside of Luxury. This year, we find him recording what may be his first proper solo release, going simply by Lee Bozeman. Recording will take place this February in Austin at Test Tube Audio. Joining him for production will be Taylor Muse (of Quiet Company) and engineer Kevin Butler.
Label owner Jeff Cloud states, “I’ve been a fan for so long. Having the opportunity to work with Lee recording new music, in a proper studio, and with total artistic freedom is going to be amazing. It’s a check off my bucket list.”
Lee tells us that, “As always, there is hope that these new songs will be a fresh approach to the old themes of long-term relationships, the majesty of the body, belief or unbelief, and the current mood of our country in light of our political realities. There are references to pieces of literature and art, public speeches, and common nostalgia.”
His influences, artists like The Smiths, Arvo Pärt, Unrest, and Leonard Cohen, sometimes find their way into his song craft, but in the end it is always unmistakably Lee Bozeman. All along, it has been the pursuit of saying something true that has been the crux of both his music and work.
GILEAH TAYLOR ‘Songs For Late At Night Vol. 2’ out on 6/10
cd / 12″ / cassette / digital : go here for details
This is the 3rd single from the bands self titled full length. The single was mixed by Jorge Albrecht of Ariel Pink, and comes backed with the unreleased track ‘Die Alone’. The bands obsession with minimal, nostalgia-induced, melancholy songs that fit into the pop format continues.