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New Video: Classic Water - Living Likeness

About the song

Living Likeness is inspired by the story of Pygmalion, the sculptor who fell in love with a statue. In this song however, things take a decidedly lugubrious turn as the object of love turns out to be something completely different than the narrator had originally hoped for. It’s about desire turned ugly and about the ensuing regret.

About the band

The songs of Classic Water bring to mind driving through dusty backroads of deserted villages, thinking back on what once was but will never be again. The surreal words of singer Tom Gerritsen are guided by stretches of intertwining melodies, alternated with brief bursts of rock and roll. In an earlier life, Tom released folk music as The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society, playing over 180 shows in Europe. Seeing Classic Water perform live is a visceral experience. The debut album Concrete Pleasures was recorded and produced by Stacy Parrish (T Bone Burnett, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant) in a 14th century farmhouse in Sweden.

The band is named after a David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) poem.


Classic Water’s debut album will be released at EKKO in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on February 12th 2021. Tickets / Event.

Tours in a.o. Germany and Canada are currently being planned.

Release schedule

04.09.2020 | Living Likeness (single)

09.10.2020 | It’s Never Easy (single)

06.11.2020 | Carthage (single + video)

11.12.2020 | Tomorrow (single edit)

15.01.2021 | Heart To Move (single)

12.02.2021 | Concrete Pleasures (album)

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