Wednesday, 8 February 2012
David Myles: Into The Sun Review
Since he removed himself from his early path into government and politics some eight years ago, David Myles has been continuing to climb the ladder of the Canadian and global music biz.
He has won or been nominated in multiple categories of the East Coast Music Awards and Folk Music Awards.
The Halifax singer-songwriter, guitarist and trumpeter hasn’t been the easiest talent to market.
His sound touches on folk, soul and jazz, drawing inspiration from soul singer Sam Cooke and jazz crooner Chet Baker among others, and his last 2010 album Turn Time Off was a decidedly night-oriented disc produced by Joel Plaskett.
Now Myles has taken it another direction on his fifth CD Into the Sun, tapping his love of Brazilian and African rhythms in songs that are positively sunny, borrowing from gentle samba grooves and guitar sounds to weave a spell with his cool hooks. There are even a couple of instrumental tracks.
“It was a big step out of a lot of comfort zones,” admits Myles. “Up until now, my stuff changed genres but it was pretty based in traditional song formats. I wanted to experiment a bit more, particularly with world music, with rhythmic stuff and harmonies.”
1. Run – (Lyrics)
2. Simple Pleasures – (Lyrics)
3. I’ll Never Know – (Lyrics)
4. The Sea
5. Long Dark Night – (Lyrics)
6. Don’t Look Back – (Lyrics)
7. Leaving – (Lyrics)
8. Nina – (Lyrics)
9. Falling In Love – (Lyrics)
10. The Bottom
11. Ooh La La – (Lyrics)
12. Time To Be A Man – (Lyrics)
Simple Pleasures (Classified mix)
David Myles official website
Music News Australia