Album Review: Chris T-T - 'Love Is Not Rescue' (Xtra Mile Recording)

Fighting words when we need them most

Soapbox preachers such as Frank Turner and Jon McClure might seem to be saturating the protest song market, but Chris T-T has something extra to offer. When he’s not championing the cause of social justice in familiar fashion, he’s exploring relationship dynamics with warmth and intelligence (see: ‘Love Is Not Rescue’, ‘Tall Woman’). Still, it’s when Chris goes back to his ranty roots that he’s most inspiring. ‘Elephant In The Room’ is a case in point, with its stirring rallying cry: “I remembered the previous centuries before the word freedom replaced just being free/A sleight of hand to steal our democracy/We can still win.” Fighting talk, just when we need it.

Ash Dosanjh

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7 / 10

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