May 22, 2008
I just have to say this now
That's a picture of Daniel Merriweather in the recording studio. You know him from the better-than-the-original cover he did of The Smiths' Stop Me If You Think blablabla with Mark Ronson. He's been recording his debut album, Love And War, for ages. And he's been on the verge of releasing a single called Chainsaw for ages too.
When is this record coming? Because I am so incredibly borrrred by the current state of music. Ohmygod it sucks! There are some pop records I am enjoying, but for the most part nothing is going deep enough. To quote Richard Ashcroft "I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me." That's a bit dramatique, but you get my point.
So Daniel Merriweather needs to be that! Check out his myspace page and note the diverseness of his songs. Chainsaw is smooth soul - and classic Mark Ronson, while For Winter is a soft 70's ballad, sort of folk. I emailed Robbie tonight and said, "There is just something about his voice that is so much better than most of the guys doing this kind of thing. Something more vulnerable about him." So bring it on Daniel, because there is only so much dancing and bopping I can do. It's only half the story.