Release Date: May 15, 2006
Record label: V2
Genre(s): Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Time Being reunites the Canadian singer/songwriter with producer Mitchell Froom. As the man behind the glass for almost all of Sexsmith's work in the mid- to late '90s, Froom adapted his rhythmic, hyper-compressed production style to the singer's laconic pop confections with both grace and restraint, resulting in some of the decade's craftiest and coolest adult alternative rock. Like all Ron Sexsmith albums, Time Being is reliable and expertly crafted, and contains a handful of cuts that will kick around in your head until the next one swoops in to replace them.
With popmeisters as legendary as Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello singing his praises, Ron Sexsmith might finally be poised to rise above cult status. This is especially true since the Canadian singer-songwriter borrows a great deal from both experts. Sexsmith's eighth album and first for Kiefer Sutherland's Ironworks imprint, Time Being, as with his previous work, is laden with winning melodies and a poet's worldly insight.