Alexisonfire guitarist Dallas Green – whose solo output is released under the name City And Colour as I’m sure you know – has just released ‘Astronaut,’ the first single from his forthcoming album. It’s a haunting, immersive track which grows to an almost psychedelic crescendo and you can listen to it right here.
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). ‘Astronaut’ is the first original music from City and Colour in almost four years and is featured on his upcoming sixth studio album to be released this Spring on Green’s newly minted Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records.
“I always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living,” says Green regarding the inspiration for the new song. “I’m always gone, wandering around and singing songs. However, it weighs on my family and friends. I’m asking for ‘one more year’. I left home at 21 to go play my guitar. It’s lonely, but it’s because I yearn to wander. I’m aware of how lucky I am.”