New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media) Widely respected and Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his album 'Long Player Late Bloomer' on Ronboy Rhymes March 1. 'Long Player Late Bloomer' features 12 crisp new songs penned by Sexsmith, produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue, The Cult). A number of the songs were written during a stay in New Mexico, on a rented guitar that Ron fell in love with. A documentary film about Ron's life and the making of 'Long Player Late Bloomer' called 'Love Shines' will also be released in 2011.
Songs like "Get In Line," "The Reason Why" and "Late Bloomer" capture Sexsmith at his best. Melodies effortlessly glide with his velvety croon, embedded in the troubadour's expertly crafted lyrics. "I'm late bloomer and I'm a slow learner/And I've turned the record over/ I'm a long player / My song is my savior / I've got to raise it up / As far as my spirit can reach," he sings on "Late Bloomer," a sampling of Sexsmith's densely layered poetics.
Sexsmith's dynamic set of songs, from the melancholy to the revved-up, unfurl with glistening guitars and a bold rhythm section. "Musically, this record sounds upbeat...but there is a darkness there," he says.
Musicians on the album include guitarist Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), bassist Paul Bushnell (Elton John, No Doubt), keyboard player Jamie Edwards (Aimee Mann) and drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails). It was recorded at Sage and Sound Recording (Hollywood), The Orange Lounge (Toronto) and The Warehouse Studio (Vancouver).
'Long Player Late Bloomer' track list:
1. Get In Line
2. The Reason Why
3. Believe It When I See It
5. No Help At All
6. Late Bloomer
8. Michael And His Dad
9. Middle Of Love
10. Everytime I Follow
11. Love Shines