Recorded in a south Nashville apartment and produced by Landry himself, the album pitches its tent in the four-way intersection between Dylan-inspired folk-rock, atmospheric Americana, dusty cowboy songs and street busker ballads. Landry gets a little help from his friends along the way, duetting with British folkie Laura Marling on the lush, lovely "Take This Body" and recruiting fellow Nashville transplant Robert Ellis to add some mariachi-inspired fretwork to "Fennario." The result is a record that's too far removed from Old Crow Medicine Show's old-time rave-ups to stand in that band's shadow — and probably too good, too.
- Rolling Stone Country
For as interesting a man as Landry is, his ability to expertly weave through well-worn themes of love and loss in a way that reinvents the musical wheel still comes across as astounding… from opening number “Funeral In My Heart” to the aforementioned closing track, Gill Landry proves that its namesake still isn’t without a sense of innovation after his thus-far 17 years in the business. Better yet, the album proves that, like a fine wine, Landry has only improved with age and experience.
…these songs, and especially Landry’s honest performance, resonate long after the last note fades. They beckon you back to further absorb his heartfelt, occasionally comforting, musings on the trials and tribulations of romance-gone-sour. It’s a subject most of us have experienced, can easily relate to and one that Landry explores with taste and subtle, refined passion.
- American Songwriter Magazine
Landry’s songwriting and honesty are on full display, and that risky move quickly turns into this undeniable certainty: Gill Landry is perfect.
Now he's released a self-titled solo album, which begs the question: Is there no end to the quality songs this man can create? Because this is one fantastic album!