Honest Love ~ by Brian Mackey
Brian Mackey is a singer/songwriter who currently lives in NYC but grew up on the Florida/Georgia border. He has worked everywhere from Nashville to Italy. One of his songs was featured in the Disney Channel Show Naturally Sadie and his songs have gotten air play in New York – no easy market to crack for an Indie performer.
He has just released his third album, an EP called Honest Love Brian says he is in love with being in love so not surprisingly there are a lot of love and lost love songs on the album. The title song, Honest Love, Color Blue and Bandage all explore this theme brilliantly. Out on the Road has a completely different vibe. It is more rockish and is reminiscent of some of the great songs of the 70s. My favorite would have to be Sun Shower. It’s one you find yourself singing along with immediately which, to me, means the song really connects with the listener. This one will be on my playlist for a long time to come. The final cut talks about a side of Florida that the Tourist Board doesn’t mention. I lived in Florida for 15 years and can attest to the truth told here.
This is a fabulous album. The songs range from pop to rock but they all have something to say lyrically also. They remind me of Lennon/McCartney compositions and I see nothing but great things ahead for Brian Mackey. I will be using his widget for a Music Friday post very soon but you can hear it now at ReverbNation here if you can’t wait
1. Honest Love
2. Color Blue
3. Out On The Road
4. Sun Shower
5. Bandage (Remix)
6. Florida (From Arthouse Studio)
Here is the video that goes with the title song, Honest Love
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