Zachary Lucky, prince of these prairies, has returned with his soul on the mend. The dire Ballad of Losing You is one long slow closing of the eyes. Lap steel, violin, and a timbrous guitar combine to convey a robustness of feeling this reviewer has long since heard. The execution of this record is without flaw, lulling and centripetal in its pull. If you want to feel like a leaf about to break from your summer branch and float quietly and inconsequentially to the ground, drop the needle on this new record and know you’re lucky.
Catch the man on tour for the next two months. If you are in Canada, chances are he’s coming your way. Tour dates.