Kiefer Sutherland is a world-famous actor since many years, but since quite a while, he is also growing a fan base on the music side as well. On 21st January 2022, he is releasing his third studio album, Bloor Street. I have been very curious and had a listen.
Kiefer Sutherland – About The Artist
The artist’s full name is Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland. He has been born on 21st December 1966 in London, but holds the British as well as the Canadian citizenship. In the mid-1980’s, Sutherland significantly grew his importance in the movie industry. In 2016, Sutherland released his debut album, Down in a Hole, which just came with a rather average ranking in the US Country Music charts. The key markets for Sutherland on the music side are rather Germany and the UK, though. His 2019 album Reckless & Me was Top 30 in Germany and Top 10 in his country of birth.
Kiefer Sutherland – Bloor Street – Track by Track
The eleven track album lasts 37 minutes.
1. Bloor Street
Walking down Bloor Street
I make the right on Yonge
This old town and I’ve gone
Round for round
But this is where I’m from
The title track opens the album with a beautiful love letter to the city of Toronto. A straight, modern country track with the personal and emotional touch of Keifer Sutherland. Just as we loved him to do music the two albums before. Bloor Street is definitely promising.
2. Going Down
Somwhere between classic rock and country, listening to Going Down just continues giving good vibes and enjoying the beautiful stories told by Sutherland. Really good song.
3. Two Stepping In Time
The guitar have a bit more power than in the song before. Two Stepping In Time reminds me a bit of Tom Petty song.. What a high level of talent in this way of standing on stage and entertaining people. Great tune.
4. So Full Of Love
So Full Of Love is the most groovy, the most rhythmic song of the album so far. You start listening to it – and you are just right inside the Kiefer Sutherland storybook. Catchy, laid back, simply cool.
5. County Jail Gate
The fifth song is a quieter, but thereby leads a lovely focus to the stories which happen right inside the county jail, thinking about life while hearing the sound of the county jail gate. A sad, but somehow also rueful story.
With Goodbye, Kiefer Sutherland has recorded a damn cool blues rocker. It feels almost needless to say that he is mastering this genre as well.
7. Lean Into Me
Lean Into Me melodically (too) closely connects to some of the songs before. The lyrics don’t tell an as good story as some of the episodes of the album before. Not a bad song at all, but just lacking to add some new flavors to this eleven course dinner.
8. Chasing The Rain
The song starts with some powerful guitar chords, but overall, Chasing The Rain is another of these “Tom Petty class” songs on the album. Picturesque story, even though it feels a bit of thinner than in other tracks.
We’re just chasing rain
Staking our claim
Singing our song
Again and again
Like a band on the run
Night after Night
Chasing the rain
9. Nothing Left To Say
Nothing Left To Say is the musical soundtrack to a breakup. Personal, a bit of repetitive in my point of view. But without a doubt, the song comes with a great atmosphere.
10. Set Me Free
Set Me Free made me smile due to its easy, elated style. One of the best songs of the album to me. Made to stay in your mind.
11. Down The Line (feat. Eleanor Whitmore)
The album closes with a beautiful duet with Eleanor Whitmore. The lyrics are not the deepest ones, for sure. The song has an entertaining touch, though.
Kiefer Sutherland – Bloor Street – Spotify
Here is Kiefer Sutherland’s album on Spotify:
Kiefer Sutherland – Bloor Street – My View
If you concentrate on how entertaining Bloor Street is, it is really a nice album. I unfortunately feel that it is caught too much in stereotypes and cliches. The melodies are overall not bad at all – some of the lyrics feel too simple and predictable. That’s a bit of a shame. Luckily, I am not a native speaker – so I am not that critical about as his UK listeners base may be.
Kiefer Sutherland – Bloor Street – 2022 European Tour
Kiefer Sutherland has scheduled to tour Europe in January and February 2022. The tour has been cancelled.
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