Dallas Green is one of my favourite artists – moreso for his work behind blues/folk/acoustic act City and Colour, than his hardcore punk rock sound with Alexisonfire and the collaborative project with Pink, You+Me.
But nonetheless, Dallas Green’s City and Colour project has taken another collaborative turn, showcased within his new single.
‘Wasted Love’ is a gorgeous, emotional track that’s easy to get lost in. The lyrics tell a dark tale of the wrong kind of love. “Careless love, quit pouring honey in my ears,” he croons. Blending the catchy pop sentiments with tight blues-rock guitar, layered with sweet distorted riffs, makes for one seriously satisfying single.
The track will be featured on City and Colour’s fifth album “I Should Go Before You”, set for release on October 9. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, it’s the first City and Colour release since 2013’s acclaimed “The Hurry and the Harm”; and was recorded with the hefty supergroup that makes up both his studio and touring band – Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather), Dante Schwebel (Dan Auerbach), Doug MacGregor (Constantines) and Matt Kelly.
Of the new record, Green says, “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded. I was so excited about being able to make and record an album with these guys that it just flowed. I felt so confident about their abilities to make all of my ideas come true.”
City and Colour will be gracing the stage at Bluesfest 2016, which is taking place from Thursday March 24 – Monday March 28, 2016. More details here. And fingers crossed he announces a few side shows. 😉