DANNY McCRUM BAND: Say What You Mean
By Jonny Carson
Back with his trademark strong musicianship and sophomore album, Danny McCrum looks too young to have been writing music for over 17 years. The Danny McCrum Band bleed emotion from their dynamic instrumentation and well-crafted songs. Delving into rock, pop, blues and funk the album is a hybrid species comparable with internationals like John Mayer and Dave Mathews Band. The new single In My Corner is an emotionally wrought Foo Fighters-esque track with gravely vocals growling ‘I learnt to draw by tracing my bruises’. Standout All Of You is from the opposite end of the spectrum, a swooning love song featuring some of McCrum’s most tasty guitar work. Produced by McCrum, Glen Child and Dave Holmes, the album captures the energy of the Danny McCrum Band live performance while preserving a crisp studio production; the musicians’ 101 guide to honesty and quality.