Sunday, 24 May 2009

TOTW21: Daniel Merriweather - Red

Thanks to my work colleagues (trying to find out what song someone was on about took the rest of us a day) one song that's recently been going around my head is Rubber Lover by Marmaduke Duke. Sampling Billy Joel's Sleeping with the television on, people have said that it could be a surprise hit of the year, given it's short, punchy nature (less than 2 minutes long) and catchy tune. The flaw in this plan is that I've only heard about myself over the past week, and it was released over a month ago. Still, I can see why people like it.

I can't not mention The Killers World we Live in, nor the immensely bouncy and addictive She's got me dancing by Tommy Sparks with it's quasi-electronic beat, but here's the TOTW:

Daniel Merriweather - Red

Daniel Merriweather's Red - I've touched upon it before. Out on the 18th May, you all probably remember Merriweather from such Mark Ronson songs as Stop me if you've heard this one before, and whilst he does have a single career, this is the first song I've noticed as something that I really enjoy. It's a really powerful song, if distinctly dark and brooding. So, it's not a "get up and dance" number, but that doesn't suit all voices, and it's clear that this sort of song is what Merriweather excels at. With the proliferation of similar sounding male songsters at the minute, it's a bit surprising that I've not been talking about him for years in some way shape or form - we may even be fed up. But, whilst songs like this are released, there's no complaints here.

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