Though still waiting for the full CD to arrive, I don't want to wait to present you the music of David Myhr.
The Stockholm-based former member of The Merrymakers released his first solo record in Japan already last year. A proper European release will follow in 2012.
David says: ”I love that tingling down the spine when I hear a great song – when superior craftmanship meets the magic. I constantly strive for that that with my own songs”.
Maybe that passion for great music reflects also in the title of the record - Soundshine. One of the best titles for a long time!
The songs I could listen so far (Looking For A Life, Loveblind, Got You Where He Wanted) are somewhere between Jellyfish, The Beatles, Mike Viola's Lurch and The Feeling. And they are very catchy, great songs.
Looking for a Life by davidmyhr
Got you where he wanted by davidmyhr
Finally the Japanese pressing of Soundshine arrived. After listening to it several times, all I can say is: Thumbs up! This is a PowerPop gem - from start to finish.
Never Mine is a strong opener, leading to the catchy Looking For A Life and Got You Where He Wanted. I Love The Feeling has such a summer feeling, you have to play this in a convertible. Get it Right starts slowly and builds up to one of the best songs of the record (what a chorus!). Cut To The Case is a dangerous earworm (and also convertible friendly). With Don't Say No and Loveblind follow two more upbeat songs. The One is a beautiful ballad (there are some parts that remind me a lot of Billy Joel and Queen). Wanderlust and Icy Tracks are pure PowerPop. Ride Along has some Beatlesque parts. The last two tracks are Japan exclusive: Boom Boom Beat has a harder rock sound. The album ends with Record Collection, a song about how important it is to have a good taste in music...
Soundshine has not a single filler - and a lot of memorable songs. 2012 starts good!
So Mr. Myhr - how about Germany?
Official website: davidmyhr.com