Through the ten songs that make up the self-titled full-length from Fences, the 27-year old musicianʼs band, the singer and songwriter sings, in his resigned baritone how he just canʼt seem to get it right – love, life, family – again and again. Most songwriters are lucky to write a single love song that truly cuts to the bone once in their lifetime.
With his debut record, Mansfield has managed to write ten such songs; taught, jangling, downcast pop songs that expose the crippling pain and ineffable beauty that comes from a true kind of love. Mansfieldʼs growing international fanbase, which includes the albumʼs producer Sara Quin, of Tegan and Sara, shows anything, itʼs that Mansfield can do no wrong with his songs.
We’ll be giving away the CD one week from today, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, via our Facebook page. Here’s how it’s gonna work: Every day from now ’til next Wednesday, we will post the link to this post on Facebook. All you have to do is click “Like” on the post to enter your name into our drawing. Yes, this means your name can be entered more than once. We will draw a name and announce the winner a week from today.
This giveaway is open to anyone with a mailing address in the U.S. Good luck!
* As an added bonus, we will also give the winner a copy of Against Me!‘s latest album, White Crosses.