Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 1 & 2 is an album inspired by a project that Canadian singer Craig Cardiff started for his concertgoers. For the past few years, Cardiff has been passing around a book called “Book of Truths” to those who attend his concerts. The book is meant for people to spill their feelings and put things onto paper that they might not have been able to put into words. The album, which was released last year, serves as a response to all of the truths that Cardiff read in the book.

On his website, Cardiff says, “I didn’t realize it at first, but this collection of songs is just really to help people be okay and to let them know to just wait until tomorrow, stay here and push on through.”

“Every song has that kernel of hope and joy, even if it’s not apparent at first,” he adds.

The Ontario-based folksinger’s latest album is broken down into two discs: one with instruments and one without. I have to admit that I like the instrumental disc a little better than the other, though they both have a good, calming sound. The entire album has a nice coffee shop vibe that reminds me of Phillip Phillips. Some of the standout songs for me are definitely “Lenny Bruce Lee”, “Boy Inside the Boat”, and “Love is Louder”.

With the colder weather finally here, Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) is a good album to put on while you sit in a cozy sweater with a mug of tea and a good book.