Sunday, October 16, 2016

December - I Will Let You Have Your Say

I'm going to start posting reviews of some of the hidden gems in my CD collection. 

December - I Will Let You Have Your Say

Image result for december I will let you have your sayFirst cab of the rank is the debut CD from the Scotish band December. I first heard of them when a few of the U2 fans (@Hwy_Girl and
@U2_ultraviolet) I know on twitter posted a song called 'Alison Stewart' inspired by Alison and U2. It's a beautiful tribute to her, and the band.  

Following that I heard their cover of 'A Sort of Homecoming'. The band originally said the wouldn't cover U2, but this cover is just beautiful, I especially love Ails Pattison's voice which captures the essence of the song beautifully.

The album 'I Will Let You Have Your Say', is a collection of songs inspired by some of the people they look up to or admire.

I recognised some of these names (Barack Hussein Obama, Aaron Sorkin, Maria McKee, and Kenneth Dalglish) while few others I don't know, like American country singer George Jones, lead singer of the Waterboys Mike Scott. I'll be sure to find out more about each of these people now. 

When it comes to music, I'm a words person, I love knowing what a band is writing (and singing) about.  I could relate to their optimism about Barack Obama (like many others, I certainly will be sad when he leaves office), how they found America through Aaron Sorkin, he certainly opened my eyes to a lot about America.

December has lived up to its promise to create emotional songs which are easy to relate too. I can't wait to hear what they do next. Whether you're a U2 fan or not, you should check out this album, especially if you are a fan of good song writing.

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