Kiefer Sutherland // Bloor Street // Album Review

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From ‘Lost Boys’ and ‘Stand By Me’ to ‘24’, everyone knows about Kiefer Sutherland’s phenomenally successful acting career. Yet in recent years, he has focused on applying his masterful storytelling ability to music, with two acclaimed albums spanning a spectrum of country and Americana. His second album, 2019’s ‘Reckless & Me’, proved to be particularly popular in the UK. It debuted at #9 on the Official Albums Chart, and went straight to #1 on the Americana, Country and Independent album charts. It eventually became the UK’s second biggest selling country album of the year.

Now Kiefer Sutherland is set to release his third album ‘Bloor Street’ on January 21st via a new deal with Cooking Vinyl. The album is launched alongside the announcement of an extensive UK and European headline tour that commences in January 2022.

Kiefer Sutherland commented, “Writing and recording this album was a unique experience given the pandemic and subsequent restrictions that followed. I found myself, like so many, with a block of time that I had never been afforded before, which allowed me to not only reflect upon my life but also to write about it.

Music, whether touring or recording, has always been a personal extension of storytelling for me. I couldn’t be more excited to share these new songs and, hopefully sooner than later, play them for audiences around the world.”

The album was produced and mixed by the multiple Grammy Award winner Chris Lord-Alge (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood), and recorded at MIX LA Studios in Los Angeles

Well I suppose it’s not the worst way to spend lock-down times writing an LP and this is a good one. Soaked in the Americana that makes Kiefer tick, this is a LP full of songs that make this genre so popular. The production is clean and slick and the songs just flow .. what more could one want. Yes its MOR country-rock with a hint of pop, but that’s exactly what he does so well… 

As an actor we expect to see him in gritty thrillers .. as a musician we expect whiskey soaked tales of life in America and to a certain extent that’s what we get .. it’s just missing that bit of oompf if you know what i mean. It’s all a bit too nice. 

The songs are well written and the musicianship is there in bucketloads no doubt about it. The LP flows nicely and is certainly easy to listen to .. but is that enough ?

Is it his best LP to date .. I’m afraid not Keifer old chap! …. but nevertheless it’s a good listen and that’s just what we want on a cold winter’s afternoon. 

Keifer is on tour in the UK supporting the new LP and having seen him a couple of times now you won’t be disappointed thats for sure …

 

Review: Mark Ellis

 

 

Bloor Street’ tracklist:

1. ‘Bloor Street’
2. ‘Going Down’

3. ‘Two Stepping In Time’
4. ‘So Full Of Love’
5. ‘County Jail Gate’
6. ‘Goodbye’
7. ‘Lean Into Me’
8. ‘Chasing The Rain’
9. ‘Nothing Left To Say’
10. ‘Set Me Free’
11. ‘Down The Line’

JANUARY 2022

28th – UK, Brighton, Chalk

29th – UK, Hull, Asylum

30th – UK, Norwich, UEA

FEBRUARY 2022

1st – UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

2nd – UK, Manchester, O2 Ritz

3rd – UK, Cardiff, Tramshed

5th – UK, Bournemouth, O2 Academy

6th – UK, Sheffield, Leadmill

7th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute

9th – UK, Newcastle, O2 City Hall

10th – UK, Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom

11th – UK, Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket

13th – The Netherlands, Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg

15th – Germany, Stuttgart, Im Wizemann

16th – Switzerland, Bern, Bierhuebeli

17th – France, Paris, Café De La Danse

19th – Germany, Cologne, Carlswerk Victoria

20th – Germany, Berlin, Metropol

21st – Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle

23rd – Austria, Vienna, Gasometer

24th – Austria, Linz, Posthof

25th – Germany, Munich, Backstage Werk

 

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