Halifax songwriter Don Brownrigg took his time when crafting It Takes All Kinds (to make this world, I find). The album follows his prior LP by six years and he spent two years recording it. The record is now finally ready to drop on October 22 via tinyrecordscanada/MapleMusic Recordings. Before then, it's available to stream in full on Exclaim.ca.
Brownrigg recorded the album in Nova Scotia with producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, Quiet Parade); the songwriter handled singing, guitar, keyboard and accordion, while Ledwell played guitar, bass, keyboard and horns.
Brownrigg explained in a statement, "There's love, there's loss, there's hope, there's regret. There's seriousness and there's silliness. I like it that way. It keeps you thinking about the good and the bad in everything. It takes all kinds."
You'll hear this in the brassy opener "When the Heart Resigns," the quiet piano ballad "Just Breathe," the bouncy "There Is Nothing," and the atmospherically hushed closer "Fight for Your Castle." It's difficult to pin Brownrigg down to a single genre, as his tunes draw on folk, pop, jazz, rock and soft ambience.
Take a listen below, where you'll also find the brand new video for album track "Sweet Dream Sleeper."