City and Colour, Bring Me Your Love

City and Colour, Bring Me Your LoveWho would of thought that a little acoustic pop album like Sometimes would win Dallas Green’s solo project universal critical acclaim, introduce him to a whole new fan base and end up with a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year? I don’t think Green even saw that one coming, so for his follow-up he must have been wary of a backlash from such a popular debut. Bring Me Your Love delivers what fans have come to expect from Green, which is a set of intimate and heartfelt acoustic arrangements complete with melancholy musings on life and love. Now, even though Green hasn’t strayed far from his sound, he did record Bring Me Your Love in an actual studio (instead of at home). This opportunity has allowed Green to grow as a solo performer and from the outset he cuts the boom-y reverb effects that controlled his debut. Another positive change is how there is now an array of instruments to fill out City and Colour’s sound that have Green focused on bringing in folk and country music influences. It should be interesting to watch the development of Green as a musician. On one hand, he is the staple MuchMusic poster boy, yet, on the other, he is akin to other great Canadian songwriters like Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer, and Gord Downie (who makes a guest appearance on “Sleeping Sickness”). If anything Bring Me Your Love proves that as long as Green follows his heart, there should be no problem to his longevity as a solo artist. (Dine Alone Records)

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