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Chris Bathgate is this week's "World Cafe: Next" artist.
Chris Bathgate is this week's "World Cafe: Next" artist. Courtesy of the artist
Following the success of 2007's A Cork Tale Wake, Michigan singer-songwriter Chris Bathgate experienced what he calls "the salt year." Personal hurdles, failed relationships and years of self-criticism pushed back the follow-up to his breakout album.
Since then, Bathgate has reemerged with a group of songs inspired by the past four years, an album aptly titled Salt Year. "These songs are the battle cry for that time," he said. "And recording them was a painful and joyful experience."
Bathgate's sixth studio album will be released April 26 on the Quiet Scientific record label.