Nick Rattigan, a singer-songwriter lauded for his most popular project Current Joys emerges with a new album Voyager, out now on Secretly Canadian. Inspired by films he watches and ponders about, Voyager is Rattigan’s seventh LP, and it’s as ambitious as the name suggests, packed with cinematic movement and orchestral arrangements painted by those visions.
Filled with the musical immersion that Rattigan is known for, Voyager explores a technique of repetition on many of his tracks, propping them with synth leads, strings and minimalistic lyrics. Reminiscent of much of Rattigan’s work from the past few years, the album is confidently produced with heavier rock ‘n’ roll lines while staying true to the band’s lo-fi roots.
In this interview, we’ll dive deep and unwrap what’s behind his two self-directed and pandemic-inspired music videos “American Honey” and “Amateur,” which according to him, are semi-autobiographical, inspired by the isolation of the past year and a half. We’ll also chat about some musical inspirations like Nick Cave and Chris Isaak, how patience affects him when he’s writing music versus watching movies, what it’s like living in a 70s mansion on the hill and laugh about some bad movie tropes.
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