New York Pavements Share Concept Album ‘Outside The Glasshouse’

A poignant listen from the West London duo...

New York Pavements have shared their latest collaborative album titled ‘Outside The Glasshouse’.

Made up of Paul Brooking and Matt Bond, the West London duo are leaving their mark on contemporary indie-rock. Identifying itself as a concept album, the tracklist pays close attention to the sound of the 60s, incorporating elements of country music and soul. The production flows between mellow guitar riffs and groovy basslines, at times conjuring a raw sense of rebellion through Bond’s vocals.

‘Outside The Glasshouse’ traces the fictional narrative of Jack, an emotional journey that weaves between struggle and overcoming. Across 14 tracks, the project tackles the hushed themes of depression and isolation amongst men, reflecting on real-life conversations and anecdotes.

The album follows Brooking’s critically acclaimed short film, a poignant depiction of male mental heath that seeks to raise awareness. Since then, both Brooking and Bond have decided to donate all proceeds of the album to suicide prevention charity Andy Man’s Club.

From start to finish ‘Outside The Glasshouse’ is a conscious listen, one that concludes with solace and hope.

Paul Brooking adds: “Writing and recording the album became a cathartic process, making me happier and more confident. I researched the often ridiculed male ‘mid-life crisis’, and found that this under-researched mental health condition had links to middle aged men taking their own lives. I spoke to as many men as I could and wrote the album around the stories they told me, creating the character of Jack and his struggles, his suicidal condition and his eventual recovery”.

Tune in now.

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