Songwriters are no strangers to loneliness. While some create soundscapes to seek solace from isolation, fewer choose to immerse themselves in it. With his new album, Highway Dancer, Edmonton-raised Calvin Love embraces the void and encourages listeners to do the same.
Like a deep-space desperado on a lonesome interstellar journey, Love hitches classic conceits in country music to spacey and sprawling arrangements as he sets his sonic sights on themes of love, imperfection and loneliness. And for the most part, this musical marksman’s aim stays true.
If you’ve been gunning to go on an extraterrestrial expedition of your own, join Love by listening to the album’s title track.
Tanner Bayne / News Editor