There is a distinct vulnerability in Canadian singer-songwriter Zach Kleisinger’s music. With a voice that is deep, slow, and soaked in sorrow, he reflects on the human condition with stories that chronicle everyday moments. The characters in his songs are crushed by broken relationships, financial problems, failing careers, and are oftentimes unable to understand their own anguish. They are also possessed by love and introspection, by their passions and aspirations; but are seldom guilty of refusing their own failures and flaws. These characters exist in a world of wholesome melodies that are deliberate and embracing; leaving those who live there with a hope and yearning for the future. Zach Kleisinger’s songs will sink into special places within and remind us of the brevity of our time on this earth.
His second EP, entitled “I Hope Its Calm, Then”, was released on March 30th of 2018, and showcases a delicately refined sound by the young Canadian. The EP began in Montreal when the songwriter was closing out a cross-Canada tour. The album is raw, honest, and asks the listener to reflect on how temporary life is. Zach explains, “I think that’s how the recording of these songs began, in that they were built on a feeling that something inside of me was no longer. I look at it now and see that I had a collection of small crisis building on top of one another. There were a few failed relationships, I had run into some trouble with the law, and many people had come and gone from my life in a very short period of time. There wasn’t much around that I trusted.”