1. We Found Each Other in the Dark
2. Natural Disaster
3. Grand Optimist
4. Little Hell
5. Fragile Bird
6. Northern Wind
7. O’ Sister
9. Sorrowing Man
10. Hope for Now
11. Silver and Gold
Oh Dallas Green, you do have my heart! “Little Hell” is said to release on June 7, but since I got it early, I thought I would share it with you guys. If you don’t already know, Dallas Green is a melodic acoustic/ folk singer that hails from Ontario, Canada. He is also known for being a vocalist and guitarist for Alexisonfire.
When I heard that City & Colour were recording a new album, I was ecstatic. I absolutely love Dallas; he is one of the most talented individuals that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. His vocals are flawless, the true definition of perfection, and his musicianship follows right behind it. Being able to play rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, and percussion instruments is no small feat. This one man can stand on his own and create amazing music.
Previously, City & Colour released “Sometimes” in 2005 and “Bring Me Your Love” in 2008. After listening to all the tracks from both of those albums over and over, I thought it couldn’t get any better than that, and unfortunately I was right. “Little Hell” is still very melodic and beautiful, but when comparing it to the previous albums, it just doesn’t match up. The only song that really stands out for me is “Fragile Bird,” which is actually the first single released off the album. This song represents what I expected more of the album to be like. It is the classic Dallas, with a more upbeat tone, and I love it! When I heard this first release, I had extremely high expectations for this album, and it kills me to say that it didn’t live up to them.
On the other hand, this album has not changed my opinion of this artist in the least. City & Colour still stands as one of my favorite bands, I just expected something new and fresh for the new album.
Overall, it is still an enjoyable album. It’s very calm and peaceful. I hope you all give it a chance and see for yourselves.
Rating: 7.5/10- Dallas’ vocals still amaze me, but the album is just a little too slow at times.