Since surprising fans with his announcement, in July, of his departure from Girls, Christopher Owens has kept quiet about any future musical output until now.
He has revealed that he has a solo album ready for release in January 2013, entitled “Lysandre” after a girl he met whilst in France for a festival performance. The record was written, recorded and sequenced as a complete narrative – was inspired by the events of Girls’ first ever tour in the summer of 2008. Owens describes the record as “A coming of age story, a road trip story, a love story.”
“Lysandre” was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios, Los Angeles. Written entirely by Christopher Owens (guitar, vocals) the album was recorded with musicians Evan Weiss (guitar), Matthew Kallman (keyboard), Vince Meghrouni (saxophone and flute), David Sutton (bass), Seth Kasper (drums), Hannah Hunt (backing vocals) and Cally Robertson (backing vocals).
The tracklist and cover-art has been revealed :
1. Lysandre’s Theme
2. Here We Go
3. New York City
4. A Broken Heart
5. Here We Go Again
6. Riviera Rock
7. Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener
9. Everywhere You Knew
10. Closing Theme
11. Part Of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue)
Steam the opening two tracks, Lysandre’s Theme / Here We Go here
Lysandre will be released in Australia and NZ by Liberator Music / [PIAS] / Turnstile on 18 January 2013.