I Can Wonder What You Did With Your DayAlbum |
Canadian singer-songwriter turns heartbreak into optimism
In "Living the Life of Dreams," the first track on Julie Doiron's seventh solo LP, I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day, the Canadian songstress sings, "With good people all around me / I'm living the life of dreams." The record closes with the equally simple proclamation of, "Every day, every night, I tell myself in this beautiful light, that I'm glad to be alive," in "Glad To Be Alive." Doiron's genuine optimism, which shines throughout all the tracks in between those two, is quite a change from the heartbreak that permeates this album's immediate predecessor, 2007's Woke Myself Up. With minimal production work and contributions from all her former Eric's Trip bandmates, I Can Wonder alternates between uncomplicated finger-picked guitar lines ("Nice To Come Home") and crunchy electric riffs ("Consolation Prize," "Borrowed Minivans"), while Doiron's gentle alto anchors the plain but never simplistic songs.