Long Player Late Bloomer by Ron Sexsmith

Eleven albums in, Canadian troubadour Ron Sexsmith’s consistency continues to amaze. Sexsmith is a man possessed of that rarest of gifts: the uncanny ability to fashion a deceptively simple melody and lyric into something that can leave the listener floored. Indeed, it is exactly this quality that has won him a ‘who’s who’ of musical admirers: Dylan and McCartney, to name just two. Long Player Late Bloomer sees Sexsmith get about as close to a rock sound as he has come, having teamed up with noted producer Bob Rock (known for his collaborations with Metallica). Despite the change in sound, the melodic purity of the songs always shines through and proves yet again why this man is truly a songwriter’s songwriter.