Bajada’s Loveshit was a bleak but frequently beautiful affair, detailing tales of unrequited, unfulfilled and, ultimately, lost love. Love’s a bitch and heartbreak is a motherf… well, you get it. Joyfully, on his follow-up, The Sound Your Life Makes, Bajada seems less wretched: "This is where I choose to draw the line on you," he sings on the great Panama, a gently rocking number that conjures up the best of the last few Ron Sexsmith LPs. Yes, love will still make him miserable from time to time, as on the gorgeous How’d My Heart Get Caught: "If loving you is the perfect job, then why’s it hurt so much?" Such strong, emotive lines are backed by sturdy musicianship from Montreal’s best as well as multihued production by Les Troublemakers. If this is the sound of Bajada’s life, then I’m impressed.