I have decided to start a new post series entitled “Album of the Month.” I will share with you my favorite album from the month or an old album that I have been listening to a lot.
City and Colour – “Little Hell”
I was a little late to the game in regards to this band. Dallas Green is frontman for City and Colour (basically the only man) as well as frontman for Alexisonfire which is a much noisier and heavier type of music. I purchased Little Hell in September of 2011. I create playlists in iTunes for each month and then add all of the new music I buy that month into the corresponding playlist.
Anyway, once I downloaded this record I didn’t listen to anything else for about 3 or 4 weeks. I try to stay current with music so I buy quite a bit of it but I just couldn’t stop listening to this record. I guess it is because I was in a place in life where I really connected with his lyrics and the content of the songs. But also, it is really chill and calming music that has a way of putting me at ease whenever I’m feeling tense.
In an interview Dallas Green says, “Little Hell just kind of made sense to me. Not just because I like the song a whole lot, it’s one of my favorites. But I kind of feel like life is all about the sort of little hell’s that you have to go through…to get through it. There’s always the ame trials and tribulations that you have to go through in order to get to the things that you want.”
It would be impossible for me to choose a favorite song off the record. I can seriously say there is not a bad one on there, in my opinion. Once I boughed this album and listened to it for a month or so I went and bought all of his previous records. Below is a video of studio footage along with Dallas talking about the album. The process they chose to use when recording this album was really neat and I think the environment in which they cut the record really influenced the vide and sound of the album as a whole. Check out their website or buy the album from iTunes
- brandon -