Chris Hadfield – Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can

Presently (and maybe of all time) Commander Chris Hadfield is Canada’s most famous astronaut.  He is not only an astronaut but a musician. While he was up in outer space on the International Space Station for five months he gained a following for his videos which often involved him singing. Because of his accessibility chris hadfield space session songs from a tin canand charming personality he won himself plenty of fans. Once he got his two feet back down on the ground the music he had recorded while in outer space it was spruced it up with some production tricks courtesy of Juno Award-winning producer Robbie Lackritz. The sound of the twelve songs falls into the pop country genre with him handling both vocals and guitar playing. Understandably, much of the lyrical content has to do with being away, leaving and basically being in space. Eleven of the songs are originals with the final one being an almost requisite cover of the David Bowie song, “Space Oddity”. Hadfield has said that he does not plan to make a career out of music; he just wanted to record for posterity his time in space. All in all it not really remarkable music definitely not (pardon the pun) out of this world, but it has a pleasing warm and laid back feel to it. Proceeds from the sale of the album will go towards music education in this country.

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