Jeremy Fisher – Flood


With a musical pedigree steeped in the realms of acoustic pop and roots music Jeremy Fisher seems to fully understand that the only way to get noticed is through great songs.

The nomadic Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist — currently based in Montreal — has more than a few. Assisted by the clean and uncluttered production work of Hawksley Workman on Flood Fisher stays true to his strengths with just enough instrumentation and colouring to keep things interesting.

The jangly acoustic pop bursts of “Naked Girl” “Alison” and “Shine a Little Light” are easy on the ears and easy to enjoy but Fisher seems at his best when he’s sad. The deliberately plodding “Summer Rain” and the bitter sweetness of “Morning’s Broke” and “Nothing to Lose” truly embody the songwriter side of “singer-songwriter.”

Perhaps the consistency of Fisher’s latest should have been expected. After all if touring across the country on a bicycle can’t help you find a new muse nothing will.