Dallas was happy with life in the band, but there were songs inside of him, songs that needed to get out. A far cry from the intensity and aggression of Alexisonfire this was quiet, contemplative, and melancholy material, music sedate and altogether unsuited to post hardcore. To remedy the situation Green began releasing his own music.
As picked by the jam community, 2011–2015
I am a firm believer that your favorite band or artist says something about you. That being said, my favorite artist is City and Colour, also known as Dallas Green. A slightly edgier version of Bon Iver, he is an expert at combining a calm feel and a power ballad in just one song. All of his songs are great to listen to when you are trying to mellow out or when you feel like cuddling up during a thunderstorm. Here are 10 songs to help you fall in love with him and add to your playlist. Featured image by Brennan Schnell. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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City and Colour is the brainchild of Canadian musician extraordinaire, Dallas Green, who with his acoustic rock and folk music is truly one of the most talented and versatile musician on the music scene. City Dallas and Colour Green was chosen as his stage name as he was not comfortable performing with his own name. Green is also the former guitarist and vocalist of the post-hardcore band, Alexisonfire, to add to his many diverse music tastes. City and Colour has released five albums thus far, each with its own unique character and sound.
After five fantastic albums, Dallas Green continues to show that he can still craft masterpieces and these are the best of the best that he has to offer. There was a hell of a lot of songs that I had to cut out and they are ones that I still consider fantastic songs so I decided to chuck in a Honorable Mention section to highlight ten other songs in no order :. With plenty of catchy riffs that gets you tapping along and lyrics about moving on and how it is ok to be by yourself, this song is a great motivator as it forces you to do what you really want. Peaking at 14 on the Canadian Alt Charts, this track was a reasonable success too and continued the great opening of the 4th LP. Opening the 3rd LP Little Hell, this track gets you in the mood pretty much straight away, with wailing country style guitars and a softer feel, something which the album sells you on as you go further in. With lyrics about finding each other, the song tells a hell of a tale which not only suits the slower style of the music, but adds to it and gives it more feeling.