Review of Dennis Ellsworth – Hazy Sunshine (Busted Flat)

1237243_584668861576008_1215184143_oBoasting a downright sunny disposition, Prince Edward Island’s Dennis Ellsworth knocks it out of the park with his latest record Hazy Sunshine. With production by Skydiggers member Josh Finlayson along with a bevy of guest musicians, these 12 songs lean upon roots and pop music in almost equal amounts, flaunting a confidence that was not quite as prevalent on Ellsworth’s previous efforts. When Ellsworth optimistically sings “It will be alright, it will be fine” in the closing moments of Everything’s Fine, the listener is left with no choice but to believe. Other album highlights include pop masterpieces Things I Want and the stunning ballad If I Find The Truth.