Artist: City and Colour
Since Alexisonfire closed shop in 2011, City and Colour has become Canadian singer Dallas Green’s primary project.
“Sometimes” is the project’s first LP, a collection of folksy acoustic numbers that greatly differ from Alexisonfire’s post-hardcore rock.
It was the outlet for Green, who had cultivated the crop of songs since his teen years. A singer in Alexisonfire, his departure to focus on City and Colour played a key role in the group’s demise.
While “Coming Home” and “Sometimes (I Wish)” show the promise of later City and Colour records, “Sometimes” is merely a nice start to a solo career. Later efforts, particularly “Bring Me Your Love,” showed Green finding his voice separate from Alexisonfire. His tone is wonderful, one he learned how to deploy better on subsequent records.
Many, however, are likely to find “Sometimes” as little more than a middle-of-the-pack acoustic folk record.
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