Arts & Entertainment

City And Colour – If I Should Go Before You

Five records in, it certainly seems Dallas Green has solved the conundrum of “if I try to change direction I might not find what I’m looking for” with his most developed and mature record to date.

Over the course of the five City And Colour records, it is obvious that Green has grown in confidence and stature in regards to his vocal performance, with this record being his strongest performance yet.

It is hard to tell if incorporating his touring band into the creative process allowed for this extra level or confidence and freedom, but they have definitely helped to produce a much fuller and more rounded sound. This is most evident in ‘Mizzy C’, ‘Lover Come Back’, ‘Killing Time’ and ‘Map Of The World’.

Rating: ****

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