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It's a New Day Tonight

by Michael Rault

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Michael Rault's second full-length, It's A New Day Tonight, has its home in the darkness, like much rock and roll—many of its songs look at nocturnal activities, particularly sleep. "Sleeping and dreaming were attractive concepts," says Rault. "I was looking for an escape from a lot of frustrating and dissatisfying conditions in my day-to-day life."

As he was working on It’s A New Day Tonight's songwriting, Rault kept entering the orbit of Wayne Gordon, producer and head engineer at Brooklyn's legendary Daptone studio—first through opening stints for the late firebrand Charles Bradley, then while on tour with Aussie shredders King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

The album has the loose-limbed feel of a lost album by '70s bands that bridged the gap between folk-rock's open-hearted strumming and power pop's crisp, melody-forward confections—Wings, Badfinger, Big Star, 10cc—yet possesses an energy shot through with 21st-century optimism.

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released May 18, 2018

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Michael Rault Montreal, Québec

Michael Rault is an evocative Canadian born and Los Angeles based songsmith. His new self titled album is out on Wick Records (A Daptone subsidiary) on June 10, 2022. Rault has become a regular in the underground of America’s West Coast, and also found a second home as a member of the reformed line up of the legendary 1970’s Zambian Rock band WITCH. ... more

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