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As the leaves start to change and the chill outside sets in, Dylan MacDonald (aka Field Guide) has the perfect album for your autumn listening.

The Winnipeg singer on Friday released his sophomore self-titled record, out now via Birthday Cake Records. And it's a cozy, intimate listen, as MacDonald's voice navigates warm textures and reflects on times when there was a need for escape as the world seemed (and seems) more chaotic and uncertain.

"Melody is what makes words fall out of my mouth. It’s disarming," says the singer. "When I find a melody that represents my internal world, I drop my guard. I allow the words to appear out of thin air without judgement. A lot of these songs came to life that way. I wasn’t trying to make anything, but the songs became a home for words that I wasn’t yet ready to write on the page."

Hear the record now.