Merging the best of John Grant with Avalon-era Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac’sTango in the Night, with a nod towards Kanye West’s Yeezus, the sounds of T R O U B L E are transposed to a largely acoustic setting feeding off influences from his travels across the globe.
T R O U B L E is a huge step forward for Hamilton, and the finest album of a storied career. Even the album’s title has multiple meanings. As he is quick to explain: “Trouble can refer to bad shit coming or getting naked with someone… Either way, really.”
“A contender for album of the year” – NEON FILTER (UK)
“Bittersweet and eloquent” – UNCUT (USA, in print)
“Masterpiece. **** ” – MOJO (USA, in print)
“What dignifies this song from a cabbage patch of other breezy melodic evocations is Hamilton, whose enunciation and vocal timbre turns the Woodpigeon into a songbird.” –FYI Music on single “Faithful”
“An album that surprises and soothes in equal measure.” – CBC Music