The singer/songwriter is that rare breed of musician that actually gets better once drugs and youth are pushed over for marriage, kids and the suburban lifestyle. It’s hardly surprising Ron Sexsmith’s tenth album, Time Being, maintains the high calibre songwriting seen throughout his career.
The problem, some may say, is that this record is hardly surprising. It is, simply put, a Ron Sexsmith album, and what you get with a Ron Sexsmith album is pretty, metaphorical love songs with the carpe diem theme here and there, and sweet melodies.
Ultimately, the only surprise you could expect with Ron Sexsmith is that he’s made a bad record. Thankfully, Time Being just isn’t it.