By Divine Right’s José Contreras is set to release his forthcoming record At The Slaughterhouse on September 13th via Headless Owl Records. As part of the announcement, he’s premiered a video for the album’s lead single, “At 45,” via Indie88.
“At 45, as my marriage unravelled, I found myself going from no love to more love than I could handle,” Contreras explains to Indie88. “From the coldness of my marriage bed, to being an object of desire. It was a weird thing for a middle aged dad to get used to. Meanwhile, there was someone I was thinking of…someone I wanted to see again, just to see her face, and though maybe the timing wasn’t perfect, I couldn’t stop myself. My friend Jimmie said to me, ‘Who cares if it’s bad timing? Do it, man! Life is short.’ The rest is history.”
“At 45” is a slow-building tune that sees Contreras’ crooning vocals at the forefront, with sprinkles of acoustic guitar, an easy going percussion line, and intimate vocals, making for a beautiful track that finds power in its vulnerability. The accompanying black and white video comes packed with spiking lines of colour as traffic zooms by Contreras playing along to the track.
Watch the video for “At 45” and check out the tracklist for At The Slaughterhouse below.
At The Slaughterhouse Tracklist:
01 – “Grand Central Station”
02 – “At 45”
03 – “Crackers And Ginger Ale”
04 – “You”
05 – “At The Slaughterhouse”
06 – “Epiphany In St. John’s”
07 – “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me”
08 – “Jan 2007”
09 – “This Is Real”