Bobby Dove – Hopeless Romantic (Spotify)

“Hopeless Romantic is the new album of Bobby Dove, including 11 carefully crafted songs for tickle your ear needs. We picked the same titled track which happens to be and the intro one. Light heartwarming atmosphere for the incurable romantics who hunt love even when the turn out been hopeless. The importance is to be guided by love and romance always to make this world a better one! ”

The upbeat title track and lead single (with video), satirically exposes the highs and lows of being a “Hopeless Romantic”. Bobby's vividly shattered dreams are brought to life with nostalgic melodies, and a topnotch Canadian country band that includes Bazil Donovan and Jimmy Bowskill - along with an animated visual clip produced by the “gorgeous and glorious” Gregory Pepper. Co-produced with Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) and Tim Vesely (Rheostatics) at The Woodshed studio in Toronto, Bobby Dove’s new album, Hopeless Romantic, offers 11 new original Americana/Country songs on subjects such as unrequited love, being on the road, haunted hotels and hard-rocking pallbearers. On Hopeless Romantic, Bobby collaborates with some of the finest in Canadian Country music including Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo), Burke Carroll (Kathleen Edwards) as well as guest singers Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and Jenny Whiteley.

Reviewed by Nagamag on February 24, 2021