Just when you think you’ve got a handle on all the great Americana albums that have been released in 2014 another one shuffles up beside you and taps you on the shoulder. Thanks to a recommendation from Spreading The Seed and their best of the year list I’ve been made aware and fallen under the spell of Canadian Spencer Burton and his new LP Don’t Let The World See Your Love.
Burton previously recorded under the name Grey Kingdom, a much more sombre, darker sounding country vehicle which didn’t suit his new collection of songs that the deemed should be attributed to his birth name. The new album was co-produced by Dan Romano and is a rich-sounding, varied and immersive album that uses both light and dark musical emotions to convey his stories. There are multi-harmonies, weeping pedal steel and plaintiff folk sounds aplenty across the record.
Don’t Let The World See Your Love is out now on Dine Alone Records.