Album Review: A Pill for Loneliness by City and Colour
Very Good, Based on 3 Critics
DIY Magazine - 70 Based on rating 3.5/5
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.
Though Dallas Green has explored many facets of guitar music over the last 15 years as City and Colour, there's a singular nature to the way he uses warmth and emotional care as a salve for the taxing elements of human existence. It's clear that he cares about the people in his orbit, both close companions and strangers across the world. A Pill for Loneliness, City and Colour's sixth studio album, pairs Green's increasingly urgent missives for love and connection amidst the perils of human life with the sounds of shoegaze — gauzy guitars ….
It's been eight years now since Dallas Green and Alexisonfire parted ways with a sense of finality. Since then, his solo outfit City and Colour has certainly served him and our emotions well. Now on his sixth LP, A Pill For Loneliness, it appears Green might be wishing he had a little help from his fellow man as he sings, "no, I will not seek forgiveness from a world that's grown so cold and vicious." Green's falsetto has always had a certain heart melting charm and his stories a captivating relatability.