32 years ago today Sade released “Smooth Operator.” As an homage to one of his favorite singers Nick Waterhouse released his cover of the tune via The Nerdist today. Waterhouse will return with his third full-length studio album Never Twice. Never Twice will be released via Innovative Leisure digitally, on CD and 180 gram vinyl and can be pre-ordered here. He will head out on a fall U.S. Tour starting on September 24th. Highlights include Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on October 8th, The Bottom Lounge in Chicago on October 4th and The Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC on October 12th. More tour dates to be announced.
Last week, Waterhouse unveiled the lead single, “Katchi” off of the upcoming album. The track features his pal Leon Bridges and riffs on Bridges’ family name for a massage – “Katchi.” “Leon and I were in Fort Worth hanging out at a friend’s place getting massages. He was laying on the table while I strummed the chords, bare chested, he shouted out “she give me KATCHI!”… His mother’s old Louisiana Indian term for ‘loving touch’. We rode it out and next thing we know we had a straight cruiser,” Waterhouse told The Fader.