Back in the day, I used to be a pretty big Alexisonfire fan. In fact, when I’m feeling like a bit of anger is called for, I still am. So it was with interest that I awaited the sophomore release from Alexisonfire’s guitarist, Dallas Green, under his acoustic side project called “City and Colour“.
And man, has it been worth the wait.
Dallas Green, aka City and Colour
City and Colour‘s latest release is entitled “Bring Me Your Love“, and follows up from the highly successful debut album, “Sometimes”.
You know, people often complain that hardcore / metal / post-core / whatever-trendy-heavy-label-you-want-to-use music is “just screaming” and that, “there’s no musicianship there at all”.
I’ve always been of the opinion that the so-called “heavy” musicians make some of the most melodic, and most meaningful music, and that if they just slowed it down and dropped the notches below 11, more people would be able to see that. And Dallas Green, aka City and Colour may just be the person who explains that to the mainstream population.
Dallas’s plaintive voice, and enchanting melodies craft an entire experience; the emotions are undeniable. While purists will claim that the tunes don’t stand up to similar tunesmiths such as Sam Beam and Elliot Smith, there’s something in these songs that resonates with people.
I hope they make you feel something. I really do.
Listen. Love. Support.
Listen: City and Colour – Waiting
Listen: City and Colour – Body In A Box
Want some visual to go with that auditory pleasure? Then check out the video for “Waiting” below:
One reply on “Dallas Green – City and Colour”
I enjoy your wrk because it make me reflect on life and myself. Your use of metaphor and questions in your lyrics is brilliant. In a society where we are spoonfed everything you respect your listeners enough to not give them the answers to the questions you ask or the observations you make. This gives your work depth and uncertainty. It therefore reflects life most clearly.
What makes a man?
Walk away from his mind?
Live his whole life in disguise?
Break a heart with ease?
Many things. For me it is fear.