New Albums: Ron Sexsmith; Tobias Jesso Jr.

March 30, 2015 4:33 PM

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"I have lost my way," Ron Sexsmith confesses dolefully on "Nothing Feels the Same Anymore." The singer seems to be longing for a time when, in his mind, music had emotional purity, uncompromised integrity, and the power to move.

Sexsmith himself, however, continues to belie the notion that those qualities have been irretrievably lost - or that his own aim is no longer true. "Carousel One" is another set in which the Canadian tunesmith's sonorous, hangdog vocals play off against sturdy and inviting melodies, with the result ...

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