So it has recently come to my attention that Aurora put out a new album several months ago.
I have absolutely no idea how I missed this. I follow her on Facebook and see her posts regularly. She’s one of my favourite artists. You’d think I’d have been counting the days to the album’s release, not finding out months after the fact.
That being said, her second album did turn out to be somewhat of a disappointment compared to the first. There aren’t that many songs that grab me, and none that have blown me away like Warrior, Runaway, or Under Stars did.
There are, however, still a few solid tracks. My favourite right now is the brooding and haunting Churchyard.
I was having a bit of trouble picking a song for this month. Then it occurred to me that I’d started out the month by referencing a Sloan lyric, so why not share a Sloan song? (Though, ironically, the song I’m sharing is not the one I referenced.)
Sloan is sometimes referred to as “the Canadian Beatles” (or at least my father is always calling them that), due to their upbeat power pop sound. They’re an interesting band in that their music has never stoked the kind of fervent passion in me that, say, Metric or Chvrches does, but at the same time, I can’t think of a single Sloan song I don’t like.
Considering Sloan has been around basically forever and has a massive library, that does tell you something. They’re nothing if not consistent.
Unkind is one of my favourites of theirs, but really, you can’t go wrong with anything they’ve done.