Dallas Green, the man behind City and Colour, is a master of melancholy. His music has traditionally explored themes of the more somber sides of life, and his latest album, “If I Should Go Before You,” is no exception. We talk to Green about celebrating the negative, and the few things in life he knows to be true.
Despite his heavy lyrics, Green tells us there isn’t always a gray cloud hanging over his head. “When I pick up the pen, it’s usually when I have something to say that’s been bothering me,” he says. “I like to write about those ‘why are we here’ moments. I always think about life and death because those are the two certainties that we have. The only two things we know for sure are that we are born and that we will die.”
Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
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