STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29101-12917 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £12.00
Reviewed by Aaron Ferris
With the purpose of raising awareness of homelessness and poverty in his native Scotland, Michael McMillan has independently released a collection of his latest work centring on personal and life experiences. Many of the tracks are written in a storytelling style touching on relevant issues such as hurt, abuse and the fragility of humanity. A few friends are enlisted to help add a number of simple arrangements and assist with musical backing, with a particular note going to the subtle and effective use of the upright bass. With the sober motivation behind the recording reflecting in the style of the writing, Michael never stretches himself vocally or rarely ups the pace. Early on though a number of tracks have a certain Celtic flavour, most notably heard during "Life" and "Everything Tastes Good When You're Hungry". Michael McMillan doesn't attempt to break any new ground with this recording but addresses subjects and concerns that are close to his heart and should be close to ours.
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