Album Review City and Colour - A Pill For Loneliness

City and Colour - A Pill For Loneliness

An album which feels distinctly profound in both its lyrics and musicianship.

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Ever since the release of his solo debut ‘Sometimes’ all the way back in 2005, Dallas Green – under his City and Colour moniker - has been an expert in creating stark and moving offerings, set against luscious sonic backdrops. With his latest, and sixth album, ‘A Pill For Loneliness’, he treads a similar path, but this time with an added sense of pathos. A reflective record which sees Green looking back on his time as a musician so far, tracks such as ‘Living In Lightning’, ‘Astronaut’ and ‘Me and the Moonlight’ offer up a real sense of the confusion that surrounds a lifetime spent away from home and those you love. Doubling as perhaps his most creative and experimental sound so far – swapping the more organic instrumentation of previous records for warm, electronic soundscapes - it stands an album which feels distinctly profound in both its lyrics and musicianship.

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