Thursday, May 10, 2012
Once upon a time, there was an outstanding pop act called The Merrymakers. Hailing from Sweden, they generated some of the tastiest ear candy heard in modern times. Unfortunately, the duo had a falling out, but one half has just released his first solo effort, “Soundshine”.
David Myhr’s sound does not tread too far from Merrymakers territory, so fans of this underrated band are going to be thrilled. For those of you not familiar with the Merrymakers, 1) you need to get yourself familiar with them, and 2) you need to pick up Myhr’s new record as well. As its title suggests, “Soundshine” is radiating with sunny, feel good melodies reminiscent of the best of Jellyfish (even the album cover looks like a Jellyfish record). Gentle horns and glistening piano augment each song and keep things perky.
Virtually every song is a winner that I look forward to playing over and over, but key standouts include lead single “Looking For A Life”, “Got You Where He Wanted”, “Get It Right”, “Cut To The Chase”, and “Loveblind”. There are few breaks from the up-tempo pace, but if you’re in the mood for something slow and sweet, check out the beautifully orchestrated song “The One”.
David Myhr has made a terrific record that celebrates the glory of 70s bubblegum pop yet manages to sound like a timeless classic. If you’re not convinced, then head over to his web site for a free download and check it out for yourself.
David Myhr – Official site.