Shawn Waters
Shawn Waters I live in a basement in Brooklyn, New York. It has no windows, six-foot ceilings, and is a good place for an artist. I write songs incessantly because I don't know what else I would do. Then I play them to people, and people enjoy them, and then I perform them to an audience and leave space and time and the universe makes sense. I've performed my music in North America, Europe, and Asia. Before I wrote songs that sound like this, I was the singer of a rock 'n' roll band. Before that I produced hip-hop music in London. I've also had a few of my poems and short stories published.

Bury Heart is a collection of songs I wrote while living in darkness. I recorded them in Boston with my friend and producer Kyle Anderson over three sleepless nights. We recorded them with my voice, acoustic guitar, and light instrumentation. Each song addresses a specific theme of love—mourning, repentance, infidelity, longing, liberation. My sound has been compared to Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen. I wish that were true.