Bloor Street / Kiefer Sutherland
1. ‘Bloor Street’ 2. ‘Going Down’ 3.‘Two Stepping In Time’ 4. ‘So Full Of Love’ 5.‘County Jail Gate’ 6. ‘Goodbye’ 7. ‘Lean Into Me’ 8. ‘Chasing The Rain’ 9. ‘Nothing Left To Say’ 10. ‘Set Me Free’ 11. ‘Down The Line’
The Bloor Street album was produced and mixed by the multiple Grammy Award winner Chris Lord-Alge (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood), and recorded at PLYRZ Studios in Los Angeles. It was then mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. The "Bloor Street" single provides a taste of what to expect from the album. A serene country-tinged rock ballad, "Bloor Street" finds Kiefer reflecting on his time growing up in Toronto, taking in the rush of the city alongside its biting winds and iconic skyline. The details are specific to the city, but the broader meaning is universal: wherever we grow up inevitably plays a part in shaping our future. The album presents a rich variety of sounds - "Two Stepping In Time" ups the tempo as Kiefer steps boldly into heartland rock territory to tell a story of a love that changes everything - a theme which he extends with both “So Full Of Love” and "Chasing The Rain". There are bigger surprises elsewhere, with the surprisingly tender "County Jail Gate" telling the tale of a life-long criminal who can’t stay out of prison, while the brighter production of "Goodbye" struts with a swaggering Stax R&B groove. Kiefer brings the curtain down on the album with "Down The Line", a touching duet which brings heartache and hope in equal measure. From Lost Boys and Stand By Me to 24, everyone knows about Kiefer Sutherland’s phenomenally successful acting career. Yet in recent years, he has focused on applying his masterful storytelling ability to music, with two acclaimed albums spanning a spectrum of country and Americana. His second album, 2019’s Reckless & Me, proved to be particularly popular in the UK. It debuted at #9 on the Official Albums Chart, and went straight to #1 on the Americana, Country and Independent album charts. It eventually became the UK’s second biggest selling country album of the year. In addition to his music career, Kiefer Sutherland will be returning to our screens soon. He features alongside Chris Pine and Ben Foster in the film Violence of Action, and will play Franklin D. Roosevelt in the limited series ‘The First Lady’.