Montreal songwriter Patrick Watson wrote his new album, “Wave,” following several profound losses. His mother passed away, he and his partner separated, and his longtime drummer Robbie Kuster left the band. 

“Wave” draws on Watson’s incredible ability to paint an emotional landscape with his music, and this one is lush and watery, with Watson’s falsetto voice floating above. Songs such as “Here Comes the River” address grief head on, while “Melody Noir” is a gorgeous meditation on beauty itself.

Patrick Watson performs at The Wonder Ballroom on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 8:30 p.m.  This is an all-ages show. Here’s how you could win a free pair of tickets:

To enter the tickets drawing, fill in the blanks below and press “Submit.” One entry per person, please. Duplicate entries will be ignored. Tickets are not transferable. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. PT. We’ll notify the winners by email. Good luck!