By: Amanda Hather
Album – Days of Rain
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/days-of-rain/id882540802
Release Date – June 3rd, 2014
Genre – Folk, Rock, Country
Ontario artist Patrick Ballantyne released his album ‘Days of Rain’ on June 3rd, 2014. He also released a self-titled album in 2008. Although he mainly writes with other artists such as Meredith Shaw, Big Sugar, and Tim Chaisson, he also puts out very impressive solo material.
Although the album has a somber meaning, it is nonetheless very well put together. “Lift Me Up”, “I’ve Got A Feeling”, “I Follow You”, and “As Soon As I Find Her” are definitely my favourites off of the album. You can hear the influences of Motown and soul music. The album has a very good flow throughout it with a mix of both slower and faster paced songs.
Overall, I thought that the album was very good. If you like the folk/rock sound, you will definitely enjoy this release.
Patrick Ballantyne on social media:
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.