The Toronto-based roots rockers’ latest project is inspired by a series of unexpected, seismic changes in the lives of members Troy Snaterse and Erik Grice – from the obvious looming shadows of the pandemic to family tragedies and a relocation to Toronto as they project was being conceptualized. The resulting work is tinged with a poignant emotional arc while lyrically reflecting on the fairness of life and getting existential. Reinforcing their classic rock values with a blue collared edge, Born Losers is a winner in our books.
By Ben Boddez
The Italian Eurovision champs’ first majority-English album is full of roaring solos, raspy vocals, and delightful sleaze.