Shelter of Bones was recorded over a three-year period from 2019-2021. “The pandemic allowed me to take my time, and really think about how I want the songs to come across,” reflects Patlansky.
“In many ways I tried to keep the sound from past albums that I’ve become known for in my arrangements and song writing, but definitely took some different turns along the way. I’ve always seen a record as a time capsule of where an artist is in a particular time of their lives.”
ALBUM TRACK BY TRACK
SOUL PARASITE Commentary on the soul destroyers that run the modern world. This to me is the biggest problem facing society in general. It doesn’t matter what political side you fall under. I see most current day leaders as two faced, and in it for mostly personal gain. The sole purpose of a leader is to serve in the best interest of the people. That mind set as been completely diluted over the last century.
SNAKE OIL CITY A ﬁctional place where liars, thieves, chancers reside. It is strikingly like the current South African government. It currently feels like there is very little law and order, tax money is being pocketed, corruption is rife, and if you have enough money, you can basically get away with any crime imaginable. When it comes to writing blues songs, South Africa is sadly a bottomless source of subject matter to write about.
SELFISH LOVER A true story about my relationship with tobacco, and ﬁnally trying to say goodbye to something that has been such a huge part of my life. I’ve always seen tobacco as a selﬁsh lover because it really gives absolutely nothing back to you, just a false sense of enjoyment and relief, but even knowing that it still feels like a friend that been through thick and thin with me.
LOST There was a time a while back when my wife Gisela fell ill and the doctors thought the worst, luckily everything turned out great in the end, but it was a very scary and uncertain time, and the song expresses the absolute turmoil I was feeling.
BAD SOUL Some people are just born bad and can’t be changed. I grew up and got to know some people that seemed to just possess a bad streak in them, and no matter how hard people tried to steer them in a diﬀerent direction, they would just end up being ‘bad ass’s’ in everything thing they did.
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