Music News — August 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

CITY AND COLOUR announces new album

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City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, announces his 6th studio album A PILL FOR LONELINESS due out on October 4 on Green’s newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. 

Alongside previously released tracks, Astronaut and Strangers, Green debuts new song and album opener, “Living In Lightning” [LISTEN HERE] . The highly anticipated follow-up to City and Colour’s #1 selling album If I Should Go Before You (2015), A Pill for Loneliness is produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, The Chainsmokers), the first female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for best engineered album (2019).

Over the course of five studio albums, Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs amassing a legion of fans worldwide. With this 6th full-length album, Green siphons serenity from stress through a kaleidoscope of lush guitars, ethereal orchestration, and heavenly delivery over eleven tracks that illuminate an entrancing emotional expanse, balancing two extremes with eloquence and energy.

“I wrote a lot of dark songs and wrapped them in the most beautiful sounds we could find,” Green explains. “There are personal connotations, but they’re also relatable. I’m thankful for the opportunity to create.”

From the slow burning build-up of opening track, “Living in Lightning”, which borrows its title from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, to the gorgeous last gasp of the piano-driven album closer “Lay Me Down,” A Pill for Loneliness unlocks the catharsis hinted at by the title.

On the previously released song, “Astronaut”, Green’s voice immediately captivates as he carries a divine and dynamic hook before an echoing solo. “I always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living,” he admits. “I’m always gone, wandering around and singing my song.” 

Hit single “Strangers” hinges on a buoyant riff and hummable groove. It charges towards a ghostly refrain awash in reverb as he pleads, “Don’t wake me when this is over, just let me drift amidst my dreams.”  Watch the official video below.

Along with pre-saving the digital release on DSPs, fans can pre-order a 2xLP vinyl copy of the album through the City and Colour store where a variety of album-branded merchandise will be available. As with previous releases, City and Colour will offer an artist exclusive vinyl with its own unique packaging and colour variant as follows:
  • 2LP set, housed in a die-cut mirror board gatefold jacket, with printed euro-style inner sleeves
  • A/B side pressed on Sea Blue vinyl with Magenta vinyl centre and Sky Blue and Tangerine Splatter
  • C/D side pressed on Grape vinyl with a Canary Yellow vinyl centre and Magenta and Tangerine Splatter

Fans can pre-order vinyl with deluxe packaging in Translucent Blue / Translucent Black Vinyl now at 24hundred and JBHi-Fi. 

A PILL FOR LONELINESS – TRACK LIST
01. Living in Lightning
02. Astronaut
03. Imagination
04. Difficult Love
05. Me and the Moonlight
06. Mountain of Madness
07. Song of Unrest
08. Strangers
09. The War Years
10. Young Lovers
11. Lay Me Down

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