Today Nate Mercereau shares SUNDAYS EXPANSION, which is essentially a companion piece to / expanded edition of his sophomore studio album, SUNDAYS, first released on his own How So Records in 2021, stream it HERE.
Mercereau has also shared a new live performance video of “Truly Loving It,” filmed in Ojai, CA:
“This performance is a segment taken from a concert film by Azul Niño, which will be released in full later this week. For now, tune into this absolutely melting version of Truly Loving It, live in an orange grove with Josh Johnson and Carlos Niño. Recorded on February 16, 2021 at the Churchill Orchard in Ojai, CA.”
Mercereau has also announced a few live shows, including a string of shows in Europe with Surya Botofasina and Carlos Niño – see full details below.
“SUNDAYS was originally made over the course of a year from April 2020 to 2021. Twenty-five hours of material from spontaneously composed live-recorded Sunday concerts was edited into an hour. Continuing in this spirit, I played a series of outdoor gatherings and recording sessions around Southern California with Carlos Niño, Josh Johnson, Jamire Williams, Efa Etoroma Jr. and Aaron Shaw. We expanded on the feelings in the music and the spontaneous composition concept, fully realizing more new places that the original SUNDAYS album suggested. I’m very pleased to present those recordings as SUNDAYS EXPANSION.” -Nate Mercereau
Mercereau also made international headlines in 2021 following the release of Duets | Golden Gate Bridge which featured the humming sounds that were being made by the bridge, with Nate’s improvised guitar – the first human / bridge duet album in history. The release attracted press attention from all over the globe, with feature stories in the SF Chronicle, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Guardian, CBC, Guitar World and tons more.
Listening to Nate Mercereau’s music feels like staring down a kaleidoscope. The songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist surveys the fractured borders between sounds, and celebrates the beautiful moments where they collide. And when he’s not making his own music, he’s looking at the world of pop through his prismatic perspective—he’s produced or played on records by Jay-Z, Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, and The Weeknd, just to name a few. Moreover, Mercereau has learned that no matter what sounds he’s working with he needs to lean in close, to focus on the details. “When you keep zooming in on something, it keeps getting more detailed,” says the Los Angeles-based artist. “It’s like there’s worlds within that world.” His new album, SUNDAYS / SUNDAYS EXPANSION, embodies that as he dives headlong into a mystical, rich vein of sonic worlds, each song more intricate and intimate than the last.
Nov. 6 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA – Record Release – 6pm
Surya Botofasina, Carlos Niño and Nate Mercereau:
(How So Records)
Release Date: Oct. 23, 2022