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Soundshine
2012 (English)Other (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

CD full length albumThe songs are representative of everything Myhr stands for: melodic, well crafted pop music with a heart. If a thread of timelessness runs through The Beatles, Wings, Crowded House, Jellyfish, Fountains of Wayne, and The Feeling, David Myhr’s music appears at several places along that thread – sometimes even simultaneously. It’s also easy to hear that his music has sprung from the same Northern indie pop soil as bands like Popsicle and The Wannadies; Myhr himself was a frontman of The Merrymakers, a band from the same area and era. During the mid-to-late Nineties, the band enjoyed international success, among other things selling in excess of 100 000 albums in Japan.In addition to the aforementioned first two singles, Soundshine is chock-full of fantastic pop songs presenting one masterful melody after the other along the way. The sound contains tasty guitars, lovely hooks, gorgeous harmony vocals, and pop lyrics that actually say something. It varies between life-affirming happy pills, melancholic longing with a chorus that opens up (I Love The Feeling), frustration (Get It Right), and insightful reflections (Never Mine). Don’t Say No, with its chiming Petty/Lynne guitars, brings the message that life is a fantastic opportunity. The piano driven Ride Along and airy Cut To the Chase, give similar advice; don’t push your dreams aside, pursue them. And so the record continues, presenting one masterful melody after the other along the way. The sound contains tasty guitars, lovely hooks, gorgeous harmony vocals, and pop lyrics that actually say something. Delightful surprises can sometimes be found around the corner – just listen to the stripped-down The One, with its exquisite string arrangement and a vocal delivery reminiscent of the late Harry Nilsson.On his first solo album, David has worked with Andreas Dahlbäck (Anna Ternheim, The Motorhomes, Eskobar), who co-produced the album as well as playing the drums. David wrote most of the material himself, with some additional lyrical input provided by other major Swedish songsmiths, Andreas Mattsson (Popsicle, Sweet Chariots) and his brother Fredrik, and Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn and John.David Myhr stands for talented and intelligent and melodic pop music at its purest.Produced by David Myhr. Co-Produced by Andreas Dahlbäck.Basic tracks, horns, electric guitars, and keyboard overdubs recorded at Durango Recording, Stockholm, engineered by Andreas Dahlbäck. Vocals, acoustic guitars, additional electric guitars, and keyboards recorded at Strong Melody home and project studios, engineered by David Myhr. Strings on (9) recorded at Decibel Studios, Stockholm, engineered by Dag Lundquist. Additional vocals on (3) and recorders on (12) recorded at Carpenter Road Studios, Piteå, engineered by David Myhr and Nils Andersson. Additional percussion on (7), (10), (11), 12) and additional acoustic guitar on (5) recorded at at Jelly Road Studio, Stockholm, engineered by Marcus Black.Mixed by Marcus Black at Jelly Road Studio, Stockholm. Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios, LondonArtwork by Pelle & Jonna Hökengren for Fem Fingrar at myspace.com/pellepopPhotography by Pelle Hökengren (artwork photos), Emil Magnusson (David on sofa), Carol Muñoz Macaya (portrait); Andreas Dahlbäck, Elias Rådelius, Paula Muñoz Macaya, and David Myhr (studio photos).

Abstract [sv]

CD-skiva / FulllängdsalbumReleased in Japan by Thistime Records in Dec 2011, in Europe except Spain by Lojinx Records in 2012 and in Spain by Rock Indiana 2012. The songs are representative of everything Myhr stands for: melodic, well crafted pop music with a heart. If a thread of timelessness runs through The Beatles, Wings, Crowded House, Jellyfish, Fountains of Wayne, and The Feeling, David Myhr’s music appears at several places along that thread – sometimes even simultaneously. It’s also easy to hear that his music has sprung from the same Northern indie pop soil as bands like Popsicle and The Wannadies; Myhr himself was a frontman of The Merrymakers, a band from the same area and era. During the mid-to-late Nineties, the band enjoyed international success, among other things selling in excess of 100 000 albums in Japan.In addition to the aforementioned first two singles, Soundshine is chock-full of fantastic pop songs presenting one masterful melody after the other along the way. The sound contains tasty guitars, lovely hooks, gorgeous harmony vocals, and pop lyrics that actually say something. It varies between life-affirming happy pills, melancholic longing with a chorus that opens up (I Love The Feeling), frustration (Get It Right), and insightful reflections (Never Mine). Don’t Say No, with its chiming Petty/Lynne guitars, brings the message that life is a fantastic opportunity. The piano driven Ride Along and airy Cut To the Chase, give similar advice; don’t push your dreams aside, pursue them. And so the record continues, presenting one masterful melody after the other along the way. The sound contains tasty guitars, lovely hooks, gorgeous harmony vocals, and pop lyrics that actually say something. Delightful surprises can sometimes be found around the corner – just listen to the stripped-down The One, with its exquisite string arrangement and a vocal delivery reminiscent of the late Harry Nilsson.On his first solo album, David has worked with Andreas Dahlbäck (Anna Ternheim, The Motorhomes, Eskobar), who co-produced the album as well as playing the drums. David wrote most of the material himself, with some additional lyrical input provided by other major Swedish songsmiths, Andreas Mattsson (Popsicle, Sweet Chariots) and his brother Fredrik, and Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn and John.David Myhr stands for talented and intelligent and melodic pop music at its purest.Produced by David Myhr. Co-Produced by Andreas Dahlbäck.Basic tracks, horns, electric guitars, and keyboard overdubs recorded at Durango Recording, Stockholm, engineered by Andreas Dahlbäck. Vocals, acoustic guitars, additional electric guitars, and keyboards recorded at Strong Melody home and project studios, engineered by David Myhr. Strings on (9) recorded at Decibel Studios, Stockholm, engineered by Dag Lundquist. Additional vocals on (3) and recorders on (12) recorded at Carpenter Road Studios, Piteå, engineered by David Myhr and Nils Andersson. Additional percussion on (7), (10), (11), 12) and additional acoustic guitar on (5) recorded at at Jelly Road Studio, Stockholm, engineered by Marcus Black.Mixed by Marcus Black at Jelly Road Studio, Stockholm. Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios, LondonArtwork by Pelle & Jonna Hökengren for Fem Fingrar at myspace.com/pellepopPhotography by Pelle Hökengren (artwork photos), Emil Magnusson (David on sofa), Carol Muñoz Macaya (portrait); Andreas Dahlbäck, Elias Rådelius, Paula Muñoz Macaya, and David Myhr (studio photos).

Place, publisher, year, pages
London: Lojinx Records , 2012.
Keyword [en]
Aesthetic subjects - Music
Keyword [sv]
Konstnärligt arbete, Estetiska ämnen - Musikvetenskap
National Category
Music
Research subject
Music Performance
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-33591Local ID: 75c38249-0e36-4452-9389-75e452b316b2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-33591DiVA: diva2:1006829
Note
Validerad; 2012; Bibliografisk uppgift: 1. NEVER MINE 3.55 (David Myhr) Published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 2. LOOKING FOR A LIFE 3.33 (Myhr/Mattsson/Eskelin) David Myhr (33,34%) Published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc Andreas Mattsson (33,33%) published by Quality Songs/Air Chrysalis Scandinavia (STIM) Ian Eskelin (33,33%) published by Honest and Popular Songs/Designer Music (SESAC) 3. GOT YOU WHERE HE WANTED 3.24 (David Myhr) Published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 4. I LOVE THE FEELING 3.38 (David Myhr) Published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 5. GET IT RIGHT 4.43 (David Myhr) Published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)//Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 6. CUT TO THE CHASE 3.32 (David Myhr/Fredrik Mattsson) 50/50 split Both published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)//Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 7. DON’T SAY NO 4.54 (David Myhr) Published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 8. LOVEBLIND 3.15 (David Myhr) Published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 9. THE ONE 3.30 (David Myhr) Published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)//Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 10. WANDERLUST 3.16 (David Myhr/Stefan Petersson) 50/50 split Stefan Petersson's share published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)//Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc David Myhr's share published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 11. ICY TRACKS 5.11 (David Myhr/Peter Morén) 50/50 split Peter Morén's share published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)//Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc David Myhr's share published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 12. RIDE ALONG 5.13 (David Myhr) Published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)//Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc 13. BOOM BOOM BEAT 3.32 (David Myhr) Published by Monogram Music Publishing/Sony Music Publ Japan 14. RECORD COLLECTION 3.28 (Myhr/Kvint) 50/50 split David Myhr's share published by Strong Melody Publishing/Misty Music AB (STIM)/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Peter Kvint's share published by Kvintessential / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia Label/distribution (Europe excl Spain): Lojinx Catalog no LJX036 Barcode 5052571025826 Distribution Essential Music and Marketing (Border Music in Sweden) Label/distribution Spain: Rock Indiana Records Label/distribution: Thistime Records / Powerpop Academy Catalog No. XQER-1035 JAN 4560224310690 ; 20111202 (johsod)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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