Arts & Crafts
180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram vinyl with matte-coated jacket and inner sleeve
Toronto-based Canadian singer-songwriter Jason Collett has worn many hats throughout a story-filled career now spanning 20 years. Springing from Broken Social Scene, the indie folk troubadour has captured a view of his surroundings with a worldly, neighbourly tone entirely his own. This 13-track Best Of is a collection of his songs that crystallize moments from an ever-changing era, vital threads that connect us to our musical city and family.
The career-spanning collection is spearheaded by the singer-songwriter's first new recording since 2016's Song And Dance Man. "Crab Walking Home In The Rain" was arranged and produced by beloved indie folk artist Andy Shauf (his first production for another artist) and, according to Collett, is "a reflection on the changes I've seen my neighborhood, in Toronto's west end, go through over the years." Shauf's signature touch — chiming guitars, sprinkled with piano and clarinet — lift Collet's lyrical slights-of-hand in a seamless stroke of inverted melancholy.
Collett's Best Of is a document of a true artist, endemic to our creative community. Since the release of his official solo debut, 2003's Motor Motel Love Songs, Collett has, in honeyed tones and measured style, soundtracked a hazy day-drive by the North American alt-countryside.
|1. Bitter Beauty|
|2. Blue Sky|
|4. Hangover Days|
|5. I'll Bring The Sun|
|6. Charlyn, Angel Of Kensington|
|7. Through The Night These Days|
|8. Lake Superior|
|9. Love Is A Dirty Word|
|10. My Daddy Was A RocknRoller|
|11. Song And Dance Man|
|12. Love You Babe|
|13. Crab Walking Home In The Rain|