City and Colour is Alexisonfire’s singer Dallas Green’s solo side project; just Green and his guitar. His voice is near flawless, sure to impress any listener upon the first few seconds of hearing it. There is a slight subtlety in Green’s voice that seems to make it allergic to annoyance, and above all, packed with honesty.
Green initially released an EP entitled “Sometimes” that displayed a much more relaxed feeling then “Bring Me Your Love,” his first full length album. On “Sometimes,” Green sounds as if he is just passing the time, and enjoying himself with his guitar. However, “Bring Me Your Love” shows a much deeper side of Green. He seems extremely trapped and without answers. In the track Constant Knot, Green sings on how he wishes he “could just disappear and run away from all of [his] fears.”
The want to abandon everything is not the only self-deprecating constraint that grips Green. Alas, it appears that Green’s main enigma is sleep. He passionately sings about how he can’t help but lie awake at night; a reoccurring theme on the album that truly captures the alienation that Green is dealing with during the entire album.
Green spends the majority of the album with an existential outlook on life, declaring that “we’re all just waiting to die.” on the track Waiting…
“Bring Me Your Love” is an elegant, brutally honest depiction of an alienated artist on a soap box reminding us that we are not alone in our feelings of alienation.
release date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008