This October, Montreal-via-New-York songwriter Jesse Marchant brought his brand new album, Antelope Running, to the UK for a handful of intimate solo appearances. With the new album out The Fountain caught up with Jesse to discuss plans and new music, as well as spending time with his little boy.

TF: You have a new LP out, what has the reception been like to Antelope Running? 

The reception has been warm. I’ve been on the road in Europe for the last month and the shows have been inspired. Fans have been relishing to be watching the music live again.

TF: And can you sum up the album in one sentence? 

Antelope Running is a collection of relatively long narrative songs that paint vivid and varied landscapes, with stories from various stages of my life.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

I’m looking to set up a tour of the US now that much is up and running again, and plotting my next visit to the UK and Europe next year. I also have a young boy to raise so I’ll be spending a lot of time with him.

TF: When can we expect from your UK live shows now that gigs are kicking off again?

I’m touring with a three instrument setup so there is much to chew on sonically and stylistically even though I am performing alone. There is acoustic and electric guitar, as well as synthesizer, piano and drum. I move around a little on the different instruments which keeps things interesting for me and allows me to choose from a wide range of songs in my catalogue.