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City And Colour reveal official video for ‘Wasted Love’

28/10/15

The official music video for City and Colour’s ‘Wasted Love’ premiered yesterday at Entertainment Weekly. Of the video, which was created by acclaimed music video director, Director X (Drake, Nelly, Usher), Entertainment Weekly praises, “On the album, he wandered into new sonic terrain, lining his tracks with R&B-tinged grooves and hints of psychedelia. A prime example of this genre-blending and bending is the bluesy ‘Wasted Love’.”

The video cuts between Green performing to camera and an audience, in a scuzzy underground rock club with his studio and touring band, Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

The track, which takes a dash of blues-rock inspiration, is from the brand new album, ‘If I Should Go Before You’, which recently debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 Chart, #3 on the Vinyl Albums Chart and #4 on the Independent Albums Chart. The album also debuted at #1 in Canada (the band’s third consecutive chart-topper), #5 in Australia and #47 in the UK.

In addition to widespread commercial success, ‘If I Should Go Before You’ continues to receive notable critical acclaim, racking up a whole stack of 4/5 album reviews. Team Rockcalls the album a “triumph”, while Noisey describes Dallas Green’s vocals as sounding“better than ever”.The Telegraph reflect With its chugging ballads, aching confessionals, southern-swept soul and moody, punk-rock distortion,’ If I Should Go Before You’ is an indication of the person that Green has become since he began recording as City and Colour in 2005”. Additionally, Stereoboard say of the the album, “It’s an accomplished and heartfelt record worthy of your time and consideration.

Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, If I Should Go Before You’ is Green’s fifth release, and was self-produced with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham.

City and Colour will be touring in support of his brand new album with a highly-anticipated return to the UK featuring eight dates, including two night’s at London’s Troxy. City and Colour’s last taste of the UK came back in 2014, with ten stellar dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The band will be returning to the UK following an 18-date tour of the U.S. at the end of this year.

TOUR DATES

February 18th – Brighton, The Dome

February 19th – Cardiff, Great Hall (SOLD OUT)

February 20th – Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)

February 22nd – Dublin, Olympia

February 23rd – Belfast, Mandela Hall

February 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy

February 26th – London, Troxy

February 27th – London, Troxy

“Unashamedly big and portentous, If I Should Go Before You sounds like the work of a man who knows he’s about to crack it…This is music to get lost in”Q

“Soulful echo [and] southern grit”MOJO

“Polished…atmospheric…Green’s mellifluous voice and processional brand of folk-soul”  - Uncut

“Ambition is the name of the game here…this is a record that puts more weight upon textures and feel” DIY

“’If I Should Go Before You’ comes equipped with a sense of groove that is thick with power and purpose”Kerrang!

“’If I Should Go Before You’ is an engrossing, poignant stream of songs that remind us once more what a talented songwriter Dallas Green is” - Rock Sound

You can’t fault Dallas Green’s songwriting, singing or talent, and all stand proudly throughout” – Big Cheese

“The album is indefinable and blissful” – Guitarist

“As singer-songwriters go, City And Colour has it all” Sunday Express