Dallas Green has shared “Lover Come Back”, the 3rd released track off If I Should Go Before You, his upcoming 5th album as City and Colour. It’ll be out on October 9th via Dine Alone Records.
If I Should Go Before You is different from the rest of the City and Colour albums because it’s a “band record”. Meaning, for the first time, his touring band – some of his closest friends – have stepped in as studio players. Before this, Dallas would play multiple parts by himself and then stitch it all together, or would hire session musicians. He would then have the touring band for live performances.
Green explained: “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded […] I was so excited about being able to make and record an album with these guys that it just flowed. I felt so confident about their abilities to make all of my ideas come true.”
Dallas’ bandmates include Jack Lawrence on bass, Doug MacGregor on drums, Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar, Dante Schwebel on guitar.
If I Should Go Before You Tracklist
2. Northern Blues
3. Mizzy C
4. If I Should Go Before You
5. Killing Time
6. Wasted Love
8. Lover Come Back
9. Map Of The World
Here’s an older song from City and Colour’s 1st album Sometimes, in which Dallas did it all on his own: