Album Review: The Sole Pursuit's 'Flower City After Dusk'

Flower City After Dusk is the latest album from Canadian indie rockers The Sole Pursuit.

Created by musicians Kyle Dawe, AJ Perry, Dylan Burrett, and Tony Nesbitt-Larking, The Sole Pursuit is a band who is not afraid to be honest. These up and comers not only push the defining confines of genre aside, they visit themes such as drug addiction and living with bad decisions, poignantly examining the daily struggles of the average person living in a troubled world.

Inspired by life in the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, The Sole Pursuit’s album is full of unique sounds and music that is artistically fulfilling. Bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam may have had some impact on the music on this album, but The Sole Pursuit has developed a style distinctly their own. And their unabashed look at modern life is refreshingly honest.

Perhaps the best example of their unique music, themes, and style is in their song “Get Fed.” Check out the video below.

The song is disjointed and composed in a 5/4 time, both adding to the uneasiness of the track. Yet, the artistic flare is undeniable, and The Sole Pursuit’s willingness to visit touchy subjects and push the boundaries of music is incredible.

Then there is the epic “Once A Year”, a song that stretches to exactly 8 minutes. Amazingly, the musicians don’t rely on a lengthy solo to reach this impressive time, nor is there unnecessary repetition of lyrics. It is this track that speaks to the talent of these musicians.

Each track brings something new to the table. Flower City After Dusk is an album that is not to be missed.

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