City and Colour, the moniker of singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. Beyond his legacy as a co-founder of hardcore luminaries Alexisonfire, he also teamed up with global icon Alecia Moore (a.k.a. P!nk) for You+Me.
Over the course of five studio albums, Green has compiled a canon ripe with songs born of adoration and devotion amassing a legion of fans worldwide and garnering him 3 JUNOs, including two SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR awards, plus 3 Double Platinum, 1 Platinum, and 1 Gold certification at home in Canada. Alongside these accomplishments, Green has been awarded four Platinum-certified studio albums as a member of Alexisonfire. City and Colour’s last studio album If I Should Go Before You debuted at #1, his third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. The LP also made serious waves internationally debuting at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and #5 in Australia where Green’s LP Little Hell was certified GOLD. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed Platinum-certified first record, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Fans have much to look forward to in 2019. Green debuted a new single, “Astronaut” June 3, 2019. Lifting off on a dusty rumble of clean guitar and a steady beat, Green’s voice immediately captivates as he carries a divine and dynamic hook before an echoing solo. It is the first original music from City and Colour in almost four years and is featured on his upcoming 6th studio album, set to be released the fall of 2019, on Green’s newly minted Still Records (an imprint of Dine Alone Records). The track was produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, The Chainsmokers) the first female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for best engineered album (2019).
“I always think of the relationships in my life that have been fractured because I ended up doing what I do for a living,” Green admits. “I’m always gone, wandering around and singing my song. However, it weighs on my family and friends. I’m asking for one more year. I left home at 21-years-old to go play my guitar. It’s lonely, but it’s because I yearn to wander. I’m aware of how lucky I am.”