Chris’ latest album, Amateur Hour, has already been turning heads since its September 14th release with its single, “All Time Record” reaching #7 on CBC Radio 3’s Top 30 Songs of the Week. The album was recorded over a winter week in his country studio with a stalwart Montreal crew of musicians. The snowy, pastoral setting did nothing to temper what is at its heart a vital-sounding album of songs that revel with brash resolve in the effort of dealing with what he dubs, “a breakup album with myself”. Adroitly produced and recorded by Rod Shearer, Amateur Hour, achieves a low-humming, thrilling point of humanness that spans bare-bone ballads and cascading free-for-alls. One is left with the distinct sense that this time around, Chris is gleefully participating in his own dismantling, anxious to explode into his own, joyful splinters.
|May 8, 2019 12:00 am||The Painted Lady, Wednesday May 8th|