Ought frontman Tim Darcy announces debut solo album, shares “Tall Glass of Water” — listen

Ten-track effort Saturday Night arrives early next year


    Montreal outfit Ought gave us one of 2015’s best songs in Sun Coming Down track “Beautiful Blue Sky”. Now, frontman Tim Darcy is looking to find some success of his own on his upcoming debut solo album, Saturday Night.

    Due out February 17th via Jagjaguwar, the 10-track effort sees Darcy swapping out some of the angular riffs of Ought’s catalog for indie rock that’s tinged with hints of Ryan Adams-esque Americana and folk. An endeavor all his own, the LP is an unsurprisingly intimate and introspective one, as a press release describes:

    “A personal meditation reveals itself across these songs as you feel a poetic, thoughtful person attempting to reconcile a schism, one that grows more expansive as Saturday Night flows along. It is a journey, but it’s a really fun, gratifying one; like a poem where you’re not supposed to know exactly how to feel at that last line and you’re left just bursting with a wonderful emptiness.”

    Our first preview of Saturday Night comes with opening track “Tall Glass of Water”, a confident and kickin’ ramshackle number that immediately evokes The Strokes. Check it out above via its corresponding, Jonny Look-directed music video.


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    Saturday Night Tracklist:
    01. Tall Glass of Water
    02. Joan Pt 1, 2
    03. You Felt Comfort
    04. Still Waking Up
    05. First Final Days
    06. Saturday Night
    07. Found My Limit
    08. Saint Germain
    09. What’d You Release?
    10. Beyond Me