Liam Titcomb’s sophomore album entitled, Can’t Let Go marks a strong return for this critically acclaimed singer, songwriter. Can’t Let Go premieres ten new songs and offers fans a complete collection of sophisticated sounds and unique harmonic textures, all framed in Liam’s incredible lyrical sensibility.
Liam’s self-titled debut album received tremendous reviews from critics across the country upon release in 2005.
“…an impressive Dylan/Beatles/Neil Young-esque collection of songs…” – Chart Magazine.
“…Liam Titcomb…is already earning raves as one of Canada’s next great folk/pop songwriters.” – Edmonton Journal.
Liam has been working on Can’t Let Go intently over the last year after touring across the country several times with Great Big Sea, David Usher, Tom Cochrane, etc. along with a series of intimate solo-performances. Can’t Let Go was recorded in Nashville with renowned Grammy winning producer, Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Tim Finn, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dixie Chicks, Wallflowers). During Liam’s time in Nashville he lived for a couple of months in a in an RV in the parking lot of Walmart. These unique surroundings only added to Liam’s creative adventure.
On Can’t Let Go as on his previous album, Liam Titcomb wrote or co-wrote all of the songs and plays a bulk of the musical parts: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, drums, bass and percussion. “Working with Jay was truly a dream come true,” explains Liam. “Jay produced one of my favorite records of all time – Patty Griffin’s ‘Flaming Red’. The recording sessions were very natural and creative. Each day we would begin by talking about what the song needed then we would take turns playing different instruments until we found the right feel for each song and then lay down the track.”
“11:30” marks the first single from Can’t Let Go. “I wrote this track with Jay in Nashville one morning after talking about all the things that are just plain wrong with the world. ’11:30 and it’s not too late’ is a reminder that there is still time to get things right,” says Liam. “A few weeks after we wrote this song the Doomsday Clock was reset to 7 minutes to Midnight, bringing even more meaning to this track.”
Other stand out tracks on Can’t Let Go include the rocking opener “See Rock City” and the stunningly expressive songs “Nothing At All” and “Love Can.” “I wrote ‘Love Can’ with my dear friend Andy Stochansky,” says Liam. “We both knew that the lyrics for this track had to be strong because of the anthemic feeling in the music we had created. The image that kept coming to me was of young Iraqi men burning an American flag and the pain and anger in their eyes.” “Love Can” features the haunting backing vocals of Damhnait Doyle from the band Shaye. “Mickey Raphael, who plays harmonica in Willie Nelson’s band, dropped by the studio. He loved the record and offered to play harmonica on “See Rock City” and “Can’t Let Go”– what an honor!”
On Liam’s self-titled debut he worked with producers Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow) and Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan). Guests on this recording included performances from Kathleen Edwards and Chantal Kreviazuk. Liam’s debut album included the hit songs “Sad Eyes,” and “Counting Headlights”. “Sad Eyes” reached Top 10 at Canadian radio and the MuchMoreMusic Countdown Charts. Counting Headlights held the Top 20.
In 2003, Liam contributed the song "War" to the benefit album Peace Songs in support of War Child Canada's humanitarian programs. At the Juno’s in 2004, Liam delivered a memorable performance at the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) Songwriters' Circle, taking the stage alongside twelve of Canada's greatest songwriters. In 2006, Liam was nominated for the 9th Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Group Or Solo Artist (Hot AC).
With the release of Can’t Let Go, Liam Titcomb is ready to hit the road once again and bring his remarkable musicianship and memorable songs to fans across the country.
"Liam Titcomb has the makings of being either a big star or a semi-obscure, highly respected musician. It is his choice…”
- The Coast, Halifax Weekly.
Watch out for the new release – June 5th, 2007.