Review: City And Colour – “The Hurry And The Harm”



City And Colour
The Hurry And The Harm

Dine Alone Records – June 4th 2013
By Joshua Khan (@blaremag)
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From churches to studio spaces, Dallas Green’s stoic confessions have always found a natural way to cut silence and hearts without leaving a mess. As City And Colour, he’s sharpened serious tales into deafening acoustic pop, and following the constant knots that once tormented him, his fourth record, The Hurry And The Harm, beds escapism – “looking for a way out”. It’s as intimate as Sometimes and on numerous wavelengths, it’s an extension from Little Hell where accessible melodies (“Harder Than Stone”, “Take Care”) and jangly commercial folk (“Commentators”) open themselves up to added instrumentation. There are liberating rings of alt country, moody scenes, and even a quick cameo of fuzz-draped classic rock, but the odd number – specifically “Of Space And Time” – showcases a series of chords that present a different setting. After sleepless nights and self-destructive states, Green’s inching closer to blue skies with every song, and armed with honesty, he’s well aware that his road is finally heading home.

Listen: “The Lonely Life”, “Of Space And Time”, “The Hurry And The Harm” || Watch: “Thirst”

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