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“Someone”
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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #8]
Ron Sexsmith
By Dean Truitt

Retriever (CD Nettwerk)

Celebrated Canadian troubadour Ron Sexsmith’s seventh album, Retriever, encapsulates all that is wonderful about the prolific artist. His plaintive sincerity, autumnal imagery, and soothing voice feel as comfortable as a warm bed during a storm. Along with Sexsmith’s other amazing works, every note is a subtle hook and every word paints a thousand pictures. The sometimes sparse arrangements of this masterful collection’s songs allow Sexsmith’s golden throat to shine through while performing exquisite tales of careworn beauty and lovelorn redemption. While the triumphantly bouncing “Happiness” seems to be a euphoric parade through life, “For the Driver” displays an empathetic lament for the overlooked and unappreciated. Perhaps Sexsmith’s greatest asset is his ability to deliver heartfelt songs without becoming remotely maudlin or saccharine. His incredible skill for narrating a shifting range of subjects with ease is a testament to the singer’s emotional depth, which has captured the admiration of legendary artists: Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and John Hiatt. With any luck, Retriever will continue to amass fans for Ron Sexsmith’s visionary talent.

Ron Sexsmith Retriever


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