April 17, 2009

You took something perfect and painted it red

Daniel Merriweather Red:



I'm still unsure how this album will be received. The first single, Change, flopped. The best songs - and Red is one of them - move away from Mark Ronson's Winehouse-isms to a more 70's AM radio sound. The record also includes a duet with Adele that is very sophisticated, if not blazingly commercial [I know jack: watch it be a huge hit]. The label keeps pushing Daniel's release date back, but this is really a fall album, not a summertime thing. Daniel has too much pathos for beers and beaches.

Watch the EPK. done last year.

3 comments:

John said...

If this is what the guy comes up with on his debut, it's promising. Here's hoping he gets a second chance.

Michael said...

Change did pretty well in the UK, didn't it? I thought it went Top 10.

thepm said...

On first lessons it sounds quite good, although i would agree it is more an 'autumn' album for meditative reflection than a cheery summer sunshine album. Although given recent UK summers there isn't a lot of different between summer and autumn here