Claude Fontaine Shares New Single, “Hot Tears” | Debut Album Out 4/26 On Innovative Leisure

Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Claude Fontaine shares a new single, “Hot Tears,” from her forthcoming debut, self-titled album, out April 26th on Innovative Leisure. Following the “hypnotic and romantic” (Noisey“Pretending He Was You” and lead single “Cry For Another”, which the Los Angeles Times described as “a straight-up rocksteady song that conjures the essence of Kingston, Jamaica, in the late 1960s,” “Hot Tears” is another standout nod to the early 1970s Studio OneTrojan, and Treasure Isle records of Jamaica. Over muted percussion and flutters of trumpet, Fontaine tells a story of unrequited love.

Listen to “Hot Tears” –

Claude Fontaine was tracked in two potent sessions with guitarist Tony Chin, whose playing withAlthea and DonnaKing TubbyDennis Brown and so many more very arguably defined a significant part of the classic reggae sound, and Airto Moreira, the Brazilian drummer whose work both solo and in collaboration—with Miles DavisAstrud GilbertoChick CoreaAnnette Peacock—make him an actual living legend. They also enlisted a murderer’s row of additional session players—bassist RonnieMcQueen of Steel Pulse and Ziggy Marley drummer Rock DeadrickNow Again Records guitaristFabiano DNascimentoSergio Mendes percussionist Gibi Dos Santos and Flora Purim bassistAndre De Santanna. The ten tracks that comprise Claude Fontaine were tracked at both KingsizeSound Labs in Northeast Los Angeles and Sage and SoundChet Baker’s legendary old studio in Hollywood.

Fontaine will celebrate the album’s release with a show at Zebulon in Los Angeles on Fri. April 26th. Tickets are available here.

Listen to “Pretending He Was You” —

Watch “Cry For Another” Video —

Pre-order Claude Fontaine —

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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