After highly acclaimed debut solo record ‘The Hardship Diaries’ one of the hardest working men in music, InMe frontman Dave McPherson has given it another go. But second records are notoriously difficult though, could new offering Dreamoirs repeat the success?
In a word, Yes. From the haunting opening vocals of ‘Snowball’ till the closing echoes of ‘Mortals’, Dreamoirs works and personally I’ve been sold on the concept.
One of the stand out tracks is ‘Lady luck’ using the rhythmic combination of the snare and the acoustic it keeps the track moving with a beautiful flowing vocal over the chorus. It sucks you in and holds you till the end. McPherson’s voice full of raw passion as he sings, ‘And I bury these demons holding me’ keeps you listening and wanting to hear more.
Tracks such as ‘Kingdom’ and ‘I’m Possible’ show off his strong song-writing skills, encapsulating everything you expect from an acoustic artist with the power and control of a rock band. Dreamoirs (as you may have, guessed based on dreams) takes you on a journey of epic proportions, with strings and keys added throughout to heighten the drama.
Having played every instrument on the album I was looking for a fault throughout, but you know what, I couldn’t find one. As a solo artist McPherson has made an album some bands would struggle to make.
It’s always a dangerous move for a lead singer to go off and record a solo album (let alone two), but somehow McPherson has managed it. I was truly shocked at intensity, beauty and passion that Dreamoirs provides. A must listen for any InMe fan or in fact, just a fan of music.
Dreamoirs was relased on the PledgeMusic platform with 5% of all funds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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