Zimmerman surprises with another brand new album. ‘Love Songs’ will be out on Valentine’s Day 2024.
Earlier this year, Simon Casier (the man behind Zimmerman and also bassist with Balthazar) impressed everyone with 'Wish You Were Here,' the blood-curdling tribute to his late brother. For 'Love Songs' the plan was to make the most romantic record of the twenty-first century. A record full of love songs is a delicate balancing act. It comes down to balancing cheesy sentiment with genuine beauty. "Maybe I crossed that line a few times. I’ve never been interested in what’s cool. I just want to make the music I want to make at the time that makes sense emotionally. Playing with Balthazar is great and I love nothing more than playing bass. But with Zimmerman, I can do my own thing. That variety keeps it refreshing."
The result is an exceptional album with ten short and beautifully arranged songs that more than once remind us of the classic pop songs of Burt Bacharach. Timeless, yet modern. Lighthearted, but never non-committal.
Long live love!