“He engages our senses and then confuses us, gently, leaving us soothed and unsettled,” described Pitchfork of the latest solo music by Richard Reed Parry, also a multi-instrumentalist in the Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire.
Today Parry has revealed the new song and live performance video for “I Was in the World (Was the World in Me)” from his upcoming album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 which comes out this Friday, Sept 21 via ANTI- Records. Watch it HERE.
"’I Was in the World, Was the World in Me’ is a song about the elements and our bodies being inextricably interwoven - about being a human and experiencing a moment in nature that’s so direct and powerful that we lose our sense of where we end and the world around us begins,” explained Parry. “A simultaneously blissful and terrifying moment of “losing yourself”: swimming in a river, realizing that the same beautiful tactile sensation you’re having in the water is, in a way, a living version of what you might experience at the moment of death. The molecules of your body actually merging with the molecules of the world around you… we become ashes, thrown into the sea, absorbed up into the clouds, raining down onto the land and into the rivers… as we turn, turn, turn again.”
Today Parry is also announcing his first tour dates that will feature Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 songs. Listed below they include shows in Portland, Seattle and Brooklyn as well as three in his home country of Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Toronto and Ottawa.
Richard Reed Parry Tour Dates
10/17 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/18 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
10/19 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
10/21 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall
11/5 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
11/26 – Ottawa, ON – St. Alban’s Church
11/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Theatre
11/28 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
11/29 – Portland, ME – Space
11/30 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot