By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Dug Up Bones
Release Date – September 25, 2015
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dug-up-bones/id1031835567
Genre – Alternative
Vancouver, BC based Christopher Arruda has released his first album as “The Lion”. The album, entitled “Dug Up Bones” features ten tracks, which shows the talent behind “The Lion” as he wrote, played, sang, engineered, produced and mixed the entire album.
The album evokes emotion from the first song, all the way until the final. “Scutia” was immediately one of my favourites on the album, as the emotion jumps out at you and grabs hold. That being said, “Stork” was a close second, with a slightly more upbeat tempo. The vocals on every track succeed to pull me in and keep me interested, as they are perfectly executed.
The final track, which is the title track of the album, leaves the listener wanting more, starting slow but quickly escalading into a very powerful song.
The album, as a whole shows the expertise, talent and knowledge that Christopher possesses. I would recommend it to fans of any genre, specifically Folk, Rock and Pop.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.