Review : Daniel Merriweather - Love & War
RandbSoulful crooner Daniel Merriweather's debut album, Love & War, was released in June 2009 in his native Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. And after a handful of delays, the album's finally being released in the U.S. on Feb. 23, 2010, which means now Americans will have the chance to find out what music lovers elsewhere around the world have already known for awhile now; Merriweather is a promising young R&B singer who definitely has the vocal talent to be a force to reckon with in the music world in the years to come. For more analysis, check out the full review of Daniel Merriweather's Love & War....full text
ContactmusicAussie Daniel Merriweather created a bit of a stir after singing on Mark Ronson's Version album. He followed that lat year with his top ten hit single Change and then the radio friendly Red earlier this year. So there has been a definite buzz surrounding Love And War, his debut album.
Adding to the expectation is the fact that Ronson was called in to produce the record. It seems he hasn't lost his magic touch, as with his work on Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, Love And War is a brilliantly crafted piece of soulful pop. Merriweather's strong, smoky vocals are delivered with emotion and honesty and lyrically the songs are clever and compelling.
For Your Money and Impossible immediately make you sit up and listen, they are brilliant examples of modern soul. The album focuses, as you'd expect, on matters of the heart. Chainsaw sees Merriweather agonise over the pull of a destructive relationship, singing 'giving myself to you is like giving myself to a chainsaw, you keep cutting me open wide'....full text
GuardianPerhaps conscious his sax appeal was nearing saturation, GQ's best-dressed man Mark Ronson has kept a quieter profile in 2009. He's on reliably parping form producing before-he-was-famous acolyte Merriweather's debut, though. Change has already provided him with a top 10 hit; ballad Red should follow. An immaculately laid curate's egg....full text
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