Review – Johnny Coull

Album: That Cold Year
Release Date: January 19, 2018
Genre: Rock

Montreal’s own Johnny Coull released his second full-length album That Cold Year earlier this month. The twelve track album has a something for everyone – from bluesy rock to melodic pieces, Coull hits the nail on the head every time. Completely encompassed by the exquisite vocals and intricacy of the album, That Cold Year will surely entice and excite listeners.

Kicking off the album is “A Taste of Euphoria” – an upbeat jazzy tune with catchy lyrics. Sure to have listeners swaying along. The excitement and energy behind this tune is undeniable. Vocally and lyrically dynamic – easily stuck in your head and in your heart… “A Taste of Euphoria” is a true gem.
‘The Memory Machine” has a solemn feeling to it, reminiscent of every hit rock ballad. Taken over by the breathtaking piano – Coull rocks our socks off in the most delicate of ways… pulling at the heartstrings of listener’s, leaving them craving more.

“I Left My Baby Grand in New Orleans” is a joy to have coursing through your speakers (or headphones). This toe-tapping tune is brilliantly composed and is the perfect contribution to your feeling good playlist.  Soulful and cheery, from the lyrics to the composition and everything in between, “I Left My Baby Grand in New Orleans” is a sure-fire hit!

“That Cold Year”, the title track is undeniably beautiful. From the first note, Coull’s smooth vocals and brilliant piano will transport listeners to another dimension. Speaking from the soul, “That Cold Year” will have listeners in a trance – following the exquisite story it tells.

That Cold Year is an album that has it all – from tearjerkers to party-starters, Coull leaves listeners in awe of such a dynamic and talented performance. Be sure to check out the album if you find yourself in need of a mood booster, or if you find yourself seeking a new favourite artist.

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