Release Date Friday 5th October
All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection on that date.
C’est La Vie
CD Album £10.99
Standard LP + Download £18.99
Clear Vinyl LP + Download (Indies Exclusive) £18.99
Cassette Tape £7.99
Black Moon / Silver Waves
C’est La Vie No.2
New Birth In New England
There From Here
Around The Horn
Christmas Down Under
My Beautiful Boy
Black Waves / Silver Moon
First new Phosphorescent album in 5 years – one of Secretly Group’s most anticipated releases of 2018.
Full European tour on release, including London show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Matthew Houck’s most grand and varied album to date. This record will delight old Phosphorescent fans but find a brand new audience for his unique take on wild Americana.
For years, Phosphorescent’s rise was a steady one: tours got a little better, rooms got a little bigger, and with it the music became more intricate, more ambitious in its recording and arrangement. Then came Muchacho, a juggernaut that to date has sold over 100,000 worldwide, with lead single “Song for Zula” now well over 50 million streams. Now, five years later, Phosphorescent returns with his seventh studio LP, C’est La Vie. Recorded in Nashville at Matthew Houck’s own Spirit Sounds Studio, C’est La Vie reveals a crystallization of what made Muchacho such a breakout — a little sweetness and a little menace, sometimes boot-stomping and sometimes meditative.
A lot of life was lived between these records: Houck became a father (twice), built his studio, escaped New York. And C’est La Vie does have a hefty, career-spanning feel. But there’s a newfound wisdom, too, a deeper well for all that livin’. The magic of Matthew Houck’s music has always been the way he weaves shimmering, almost golden-sounding threads through elemental, salt-of-the-earth sounds. It’s not experimental, exactly, but it’s singular and it’s definitely not traditional. That knack, the through-line across the Phosphorescent catalogue, is front and centre here.
“Matthew Houck is a gutsy, one man band who, when he wants to, can imitate a choir of heartbroken angels” – Esquire
“Throughout, Houck solidifies his standing as one of the most remarkable voices around” – The Line of Best Fit
Unquestionably excellent” – Q