On his latest album “The Hurry and the Harm” (out Tuesday), City and Colour’s Dallas Green addresses his wife Leah Miller’s critics in a song called “Commentators.”
"It's a response to lazy journalism and faceless commentating that exists in our day and age," Green told The Huffington Post Canada Music. "Not on me, on my wife. I wrote the first verse on a particularly bad night of her reading things on the internet that she shouldn't. I try to get her not to, but she does, because she's human.”
Green recalled a day when Miller received a tweet that said simply, "I hate you."
"That kind of stuff makes me think, 'what is happening in this world?'" Green said. "People talk about how the internet is bringing everyone closer together but really all it's doing is driving a wedge between actual human interaction."
The 32-year-old Juno Award-winning musician married Miller during a surprise New Year’s Eve ceremony at their home in December 2008. The “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” host baked her own wedding cake for their 15 guests.
Although Green says that the tune is more about his wife, it seems like it might also be laced with his sentiments towards his own online “Commentators” as well -- even though he says he couldn't “care less” about their words.
"People say the worst things about her,” he told The Canadian Press. “I [couldn't] care less what you say about me, especially when it comes to music. There's a lot of music I don't like, so for me to put out a record and think that everyone's going to like it would be very hypocritical.”
He added, "I go on YouTube and I watch videos of live shows I've done and you've got kids arguing back and forth over what guitar I'm playing and they're calling each other ... 'queer' and 'go back to this and that.’ It's like, you're both wrong. This stems from an argument over what guitar I'm playing, neither of you know, and now you're calling each other horrible names? What are we doing?"
Check out Green performing “The Hurry and the Harm” album track “Thirst” below.