The English creamy-blues creator Dave Hanson releases his début LP Almost Horizontal on the 3rd of June.
An experienced musician, this immediately shows in Midday Sun, the third of the eleven on the album. Combining hints of reggae-light with middle of the road rock Dave Hanson is able to add complex layering, leaving the listener entranced by the evolving just under five minutes of the song.
Although very user friendly, the audience doesn’t get the feeling that the production polish has left them with a song bereft of heart and soul; The composition and arrangement standing on its own legs as it glides around the room and equally one finds oneself forgiving the Noel Coward refrain of ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun’ as the staple diet of chorus and collages of other common idioms which comprises much of the tapestry of lyric.
A track to take with a cocktail rather than a tin of beer, it is nonetheless something I recommend adding to your spring playlist and given the turn in the weather for the worse where I am in the UK, it does bring some sunshine to the falling rain as I type this article.
Almost Horizontal [Explicit] is available on Amazon.*
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