EP – The Good Life – Tim Myers

Posted by admin on April 24th, 2008

  • Band / Artist : Tim MyersmySpace
  • Genre : Pop / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : CD Baby
  • Buy Digital Download : iTunes
  • Rating : 9 out of 10

More and more music from indie artists is being used as incidental music in TV shows and more frequently it seems TV commercials. Off the top of my head I can think of the indie artists Ingrid Michaelson and Brett Dennen, and now Tim Myer’s who’s track “Beautiful World” is heard on the TV commercial for the department store, Target. This is the track that opens the 5 track EP and it’s such a great sound, pop mixed with a hint of melancholia. It seems that’s I’ve been wallowing in a little musical melancholia for a while, but it’s nothing new, remember I was raised on The Smiths and Leonard Cohen, small wonder that I am still here. This is a great opener, as it draws you in, and then packs the punch with the following track and indeed title track, “The Good Life”, which really reminds me of ELO’s Mr Blue Sky, a song that seems to be influencing a lot of pop at the moment, not that it’s a bad thing, as ELO came up with some amazing pop tracks.

“Remember When (California)” has a more ethereal (man I love that word) sound and a more mellow tone. This is very much an EP that seems to be following waves, up and down, up and down, but it’s the mood and pace I’m referring to, rather than the quality, which is consistently excellent. This track also features some great female vocals, which work very well with Tim’s. Down and up, down and again up, with “On Your Side”, a great work of pop, but the vocals have a very different flavour, again reminding me of Ron Sexsmith, which doesn’t raise any complaints with me.

The final track “Magic”, has a different feel to the rest of the tracks, with a great brass track playing underneath the whole track, bubbling up at points throughout. On the whole a great EP, with some wonderful examples of catchy pop.

Conclusion : This is one of those early indications that summer is coming. Soon it will be time to put this CD on in the car, make sure all the windows are down and pump it out at full blast. There’s a nice mix of moods and pace on this EP and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on an album from Tim in the near future.

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