Song Premiere: Saul Conrad, “Where You Been”

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The Artist:
Lyrically abstract singer-songwriter Saul Conrad

The Song: “Where You Been,” from a tyrant and lamb, due May 20.

Fun Fact: Conrad studied classical music at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts for twenty years; he started when he was three.

Songwriter Says: “When I moved to New York City in 2008 I was in pretty dire mental shape. I attribute much of my internal duress to a relationship that had fallen apart,” Conrad tells us. “At the time it seemed to me like that love was the only possible source of joy — it had infiltrated my memory and imprinted itself on every happy moment. Then it evaporated. I tried to distance myself from my desire, but poetry was always my undoing: Now that your skin is wilting / you look better, than ever before. In retrospect, I think the suffering was rooted in me. I wasn’t willing to face myself as the source, so I projected it onto the relationship. Hopefully I’m seeing more clearly now, at least a bit. Either way, that love made this song.”

Saul Conrad Tour Dates:

5/1 Jamaica Plain, MA 1st Thursday @ JP Art Market/Monumental Cupcakes
5/6 Portland OR In store at Music Millennium @ 6 pm
5/7 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theater w/ Jerry Joseph, Pete Krebs, Steve Drizos and more! A benefit for Rock School Kabul
5/8 Seattle, WA The Lo-Fi w/ Jerry Joseph, to benefit Rock School Kabul
5/23 Portsmouth, NH Portsmouth Book and Bar
5/31 Amherst, MA Food For Thought Books @ 6:30 pm
6/1 New Paltz, NY Tin Roof Session
6/2 Oswego, NY The Darkroom at Zink Shirts
6/4 Rochester, NY Bugjar
6/5 Port Huron, MI Schownk Sound Stead
6/6 Jackson, MI Cuppa *Outdoor show in alley beside Cuppa
6/9 Lafayette, IN Black Sparrow
6/10 Springfield, MO The Obec
6/11 Kansas City, MO Art Closet Studios
6/12 Little Rock or Memphis TBD
6/13 Baton Rouge, LA Mud and Water
6/15 Greenville, SC San Souci Community Garden Concert Series
6/17 Takoma DC Electric maid
6/18 Philadelphia, PA Susan Drangle House