Over the weekend, Cleveland singer-songwriter Max Sollisch
a.k.a. Dolfish released his long-awaited sophomore album, Foreclosure American Dreams.
In between albums, Max got married and moved from
Columbus back to his hometown of Cleveland, in the rebuilt lakeside neighborhood
of North Collinwood. His new neighbors
and new location were a big inspiration for the lyrics on the album, as they
deal with societal issues and showcase the human spirit. Musically, the album is his most polished yet
with fuller, folk and blues-leaning arrangements, as the atmospheric electric
piano-led album opening title track, “Foreclosure American Dreams” sets the
tone. Standouts on the album include the
self-depreciating “Jack Of No Trades” and the folksy, trans-gender anthem, “A
Girl Named Ted”.
Dolfish has solidified himself as one of the best,
most heartfelt and socially conscience lyricists since Conor Oberst with his
stellar new album, Foreclosure American
American Dreams here: