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MP3: Juan Wauters ‘Water’

artworks-000061497942-skvr0d-t500x500Juan Wauters recently released “Water,” a track off N.A.P. North American Poetry, due on Captured Tracks in February 2014. The folky single is simple but effective and at some points, reminsicent of Daniel Johnston and Leonard Cohen. The tune is carried by a guitar and Wauters’ accent, and has lyrics that read like a page from a philosophy book, for instance: “do I belong, who is it that I am” and “doing is doing, doing is nothing, nothing is doing.”

Juan Wauters left his home in Uruguay in 2002 to join his father Alberto Wauters in New York. The two worked in a factory together to earn enough money to move their family to the States. Without any friends in America, he became more interested in music, connecting with it on a different level. Wauters’ work may be familiar to those who know The Beets, a musical project of his with Jose Garcia and Chie Morie.

The forthcoming record, N.A.P. North American Poetry, is Wauters’ debut solo release. It’s a selection of songs recorded between fall 2010 and summer 2012 at Marlborough Farms.

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