The Long Goodbye
This is the fifth album from highly-touted singer/songwriter and festival favourite Chris Velan. Renowned producer Iestyn Polson – David Gray, Patti Smith – keeps a firm hand on the tiller (he also produced 2011’s Fables For Fighters), and the sound is sparse to better frame Velan’s most confessional songs to date. As the title suggests, it is something of a ‘break-up album’, and a real eloquent one at that. Velan shifts from Newfoundland to shortly head west for dates in Victoria (Aug. 24) and The Sunshine Music Festival in Powell River (Sept. 1).