After announcing details of his upcoming third album ‘Bloor Street’ as well as the extensive UK and European tour, Kiefer Sutherland today shares the album’s new single and title track, along with its full tracklist. The song received its exclusive first play earlier this week, courtesy of Bob Harris at Radio 2. The ‘Bloor Street’ album will be released on January 21st via a new deal with Cooking Vinyl.
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, Canada, 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 single is released alongside an accompanying video. Directed by Tom Kirk at Hidden Road Studios, it extends the song’s poignant sense of nostalgia. Interspersed between cuts of Kiefer’s performance of the track are a montage of images of snapshots from Toronto’shistory. That tender mood is enriched by personal photographs of Kiefer, dating all the way back to childhood.
Kiefer says, “They say you can never go home. This song, for me, says in your heart you never leave.”
The ‘Bloor Street’ 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 that brings heartache and hope in equal measure.
The 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.
Tickets for his 2022 ‘Chasing The Rain’ tour are on sale here. The month-long tour includes his biggest shows to date in the UK and Ireland.
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’.
‘Bloor Street’ tracklist:
‘Two Stepping In Time’
‘So Full Of Love’
‘County Jail Gate’
‘Lean Into Me’
‘Chasing The Rain’
‘Nothing Left To Say’
‘Set Me Free’
‘Down The Line’
‘Chasing The Rain’ tour dates:
28th - UK, Brighton, Chalk
29th - UK, Hull, Asylum
30th - UK, Norwich, UEA
1st - UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
2nd - UK, Manchester, O2 Ritz
3rd - UK, Cardiff, Tramshed
5th - UK, Bournemouth, O2 Academy
6th - UK, Sheffield, Leadmill
7th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th - UK, Newcastle, O2 City Hall
10th - UK, Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
11th - UK, Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
13th - The Netherlands, Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
15th - Germany, Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16th - Switzerland, Bern, Bierhuebeli
17th - France, Paris, Café De La Danse
19th - Germany, Cologne, Carlswerk Victoria
20th - Germany, Berlin, Metropol
21st - Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
23rd - Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
24th - Austria, Linz, Posthof
25th - Germany, Munich, Backstage Werk