AOTY 2020
William Prince - Reliever
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Based on 3 ratings
February 7, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Glassnote / Label
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Prince offers himself as an anchor for those feeling rudderless. This is the artist at his most inspirational, thankful and powerful.

what a treat as Winnipeger to see this great troubadour release an album so mindful and which his evolution as a songwriter. A great indigenous role model and a barrier breaker in this time of Canadian reconciliation and Pipeline divide. From the gorgeous melody and strings of The Spark to the honesty of The Lighthouse, Prince has opened the door for himself to be force to be reckoned with. His voice ... his voice ... his voice.
Wise-beyond-his-years singer-songwriter WIlliam Prince exudes the serenity and comfort of a crackling fireplace in his quietly terrific country-folk sophomore album.

Prince is a gentle giant, with a voice that is at once strong and quiet, and Reliever is a collection of variations on the theme of ports in the storm. He provides a welcoming inning of relief pitching for a weary arm and reminds us to love ourselves; he promises that “he’d never let you burn,” and in the midst ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Spark
  2. Wasted
  3. Reliever
  4. Always Have What We Had
  5. Old Souls
  6. That's All I'll Ever Become
  7. Leave It by the Sea
  8. Lighthouse
  9. The Gun
  10. Heaven and Hell
  11. Great Wide Open
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Added on: February 5, 2020