Residency is a two-part journal entry brought to you by one of our favorite artists.
This week, the St. John’s, Newfoundland-based artist Fog Lake gives us a tour of his apartment, where he recorded his new album Victoria Park.
Here’s (pictured above) the first of the two rooms that my new album Victoria Park was recorded in. The piano I got as a Christmas present two years ago from my mother. It’s still at my house in Glovertown which is three hours away from where I live now (St. John’s) but whenever I go out there I try to do as many recordings as I can with it, before it goes out of tune again at least.
This (pictured above) is the other room I recorded my new album in. A bedroom of bedroom pop. I’ve lived in this room for about two years now. There’s a lampshade on my head for good measure. There’s a scrumped up cartoon version of Hank Williams stuck to the wall. Friend of mine found it in a children’s book. It has a biography on the back of it, but unfortunately it doesn’t mention all the crazy shit he did. God bless that man.
I only like to use colored light-bulbs. For this month I’ve been feeling the color red (pictured above). I usually switch back between blue and red. Green’s fun sometimes though. The classical guitar you can see on the bed was lent to me by a friend of mine who I’m producing a record for. I hope he doesn’t mind that I’m sleeping with his guitar.
Lava lamps (pictured above) are also a necessity for me. I try to keep one on at all times while I fall asleep to the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction with Jonathan Frakes or Are You Afraid of the Dark. Both highly recommended. Next week I’ll give you a tour of the actual Victoria Park, which is five minutes away from my house.
Listen to “Renegade,” the lead-single from Fog Lake’s forthcoming album, Victoria Park, here.