Rain & Pocket Change

by Joel Willoughby



Album Description:

Rain & Pocket Change is the follow-up release to Canadian Singer/Songwriter Joel Willoughby’s 2008 debut full-length album. Featuring fan favorites “Hazelnut Moon”, “Take Me Back”, “Giving It Away Free” and “Mercy”. This EP gives the listener a satisfying glimpse as to why Joel Willoughby has been featured on the Hollister in-store playlist, local radio and television.


On Rain & Pocket Change, Joel Willoughby takes on the role of a spiritual pilgrim, journeying through (mostly) bleak landscapes in search of renewed faith. This seven-song EP is a worthy follow-up to the Canadian singer/songwriter’s 2008 debut album. Willoughby’s lyrics depict life’s lonesome spaces, both those found on the map and within the heart. The brooding “Dead End Town” and the bubbly “Giving It Away” are piercing glimpses of 21st-century alienation and corruption. “Museums and Churches” seeks to penetrate the stony facades of religion, while “Mercy” is a humble declaration of reverence. Though these songs are a bit inwardly directed, Willoughby does reach out to the pop market on the jangling “Hazelnut Moon.” Jonathan Anderson’s production gives these tracks a pleasingly quirky bent, mixing techno beats with banjos, cellos and other acoustic touches. Overall, Rain & Pocket Change compensates for its brevity with artful, deeply felt tunes and intriguing sonic textures. - Official iTunes Review

Genre: Indie Pop, Folk Rock


released November 14, 2014

All songs written by Joel Willoughby © 2010 SOCAN


Joel Willoughby - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Omnichord, Drums/Percussion, Background Vocals, and Whistling

Jonathan Anderson - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Banjo, Trombone, Background Vocals

Andrew Greewood - Additional Guitars on Tracks 4 and 6, Background Vocals on Tracks 3 and 4

Lindy Enns - Background Vocals and Whistling

Brian Chan - Cello on Track 2

Album Art by Alie O'Conner

Produced by Jonathan Anderson and Joel Willoughby
Engineered and Mixed by Jonathan Anderson @ Buena Vista Audio
Mastered by Noah Mintz @ Lacquer Channel



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