On his fourth full-length album, the out-and-proud performer trades his signature piano and gentle vocal stylings for a sound far more raw and electrifying. Recorded in Lyon, France, Yours finds Garneau sounding both brazen and determined. The dark, brooding lead single “Torpedo,” featuring fierce Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum, chronicles the tale of a troubled girl who can’t seem to escape a range of challenging situations, while Garneau implores her to simply “come home, come home.”
Much of the release touches on getting past tough times in one fashion or another. In another highlight, “Choices,” the artist grapples with self-realization. He explains: “This song is really about finding your true self and becoming who you are. Doing that might mean you are letting go of a part of yourself sometimes. You can mourn that part while knowing that you are better off without it. Self-liberation can feel challenging because it can feel selfish, but it should.” While Yours may feel bleak at times, it’s ultimately a transformative record about rising above the madness and coming through stronger on the other side of adversity.
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Last modified: February 28, 2019