Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ian McGlynn

I've been hearing a lot of quality singer songwriter pop lately, and let's just add Ian McGlynn to the pile...McGlynn was, apparently, a child actor and early musical prodigy. He went to Berklee College of Music, then, in 2004, began releasing solo albums.

Now We're Golden is McGlynn's third solo album, out June 5th on Bailey Park Records. The songs are expansive and uplifting -- hard to believe he roughed them out on a small, portable Casiotone MT-220 keyboard. Ken Stringfellow produced, maybe he helped McGlynn blow these songs out into a larger scale.

"Gold Morning Mend" is the first, and possibly the best, song on the album, with a surging wordless chorus that argues for epic and a weathered, threadbare vocal that counters with the personal.

There's also one of those promotional videos.

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