I’m not really sure why I hadn’t heard of Jeremy Fisher before this album was released, but I’ve been missing out. With his fourth album, Flood, produced by Hawksley Workman, the Canadian-born Fisher creates a record of 11 folksy-pop tunes that are just really fun to listen to. Many of the songs had me wanting to jump in and sing along because the rhythms are pretty damn catchy and the use of multiple instruments keep things interesting.
Songs like “Laissez Faire,” “Come Fly Away,” and “Alison” have an infectious vibe, and I found myself bobbing my head and tapping my feet to the music on more than one occasion. From start to finish, Flood flows together quite nicely and grows with each new listen. Lyrically, there’s a common theme that says sometimes you should just forget about your problems and take chances. Flood is ear-pleasing, and Fisher’s raspy voice has just the right dose of energy to get you smiling. There is a lightheartedness to the record, and Flood is full of anthems for a new generation of feel-good kids.