Twain Announces new album Noon Released October 21st October 2022 on Keeled Scales

Check the first track 'The Priestess' here

Twain’s music resonates a transcendental weight, his performances reliably noted as raw and intensely emotional. He describes the project as “a modern folk-opera of indefinite length consisting of songs and images from my life, a self-caricature of the musician and writer Matthew Davidson.”

Twain made his label debut with Rare Feeling in 2017. The album was aptly hailed by NPR as “at once human and otherworldly,” by Consequence of Sound as “devastating, delicate, meditative,” and by Uproxx as “cosmic folk, bright and sparkling, but with all the caterwauling and rough bits that the most stoic traditionalist might desire.” Following this release, Twain played Newport Folk Festival and toured alongside artists including Buck Meek, Langhorne Slim, and Courtney Marie Andrews. Davidson is a former member of The Low Anthem and Spirit Family Reunion and a contributor to Big Thief, whose latest album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You features Davidson’s distinct contributions on six songs. On the album title, Davidson explains, “Noon is where I am, more-or-less, in my natural life span and in my creative life span. I picture noon being at the very bottom of a bowl, the resting point of a pendulum. Not the apex of an arc, or the crest of a hill." This album is a prayer from noon for the rest of the day. The song “The Magician” is about that. The song “The Priestess” is about an agent who helps with that. The fact that the music I’ve made has put literal gas in the literal tank is a fact that I never take for granted. It feels like magic to me, the closest thing I’ve figured out to practicing magic."