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David Myhr Channels ELO in Soundtrack Smash

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Spins and Reviews | 10.11.16 | by Alan Haber

David Myhr | “Spellbound” (From the upcoming film Flykten till Framtiden (My Future Love))

Update (10.14.16): “Spellbound” can be purchased at iTunes and Amazon, and heard on Spotify.

David Myhr and Jimmy Lagnefors, whose soundtrack graces the time travel-themed film Flykten till Framtiden, co-wrote this rather authentic sounding and eminently catchy Jeff Lynne/Electric Light Orchestra homage that plays over the film’s credits and is due to be released as a single in Sweden and the rest of Europe on Lojinx this Thursday, October 14.

Ddavid-myhr-head-shotavid, handling acoustic guitar, piano, bass, and lead and backing vocal duties, works with Jimmy, who plays guitar and sings, and drummer Andreas Dahlbäck to pack all of the hallmarks of an ELO-sounding track into the joyous “Spellbound.” It’s all here: the sweeping melody, strings (arranged by Hans Hjortek and David), horns (sounding as if they’d come straight from ELO’s “Livin’ Thing”), and sweet harmonies. It’s quite marvelous, and we’re honored to bring it to you on the radio.

david-myhr-and-bill-demainDavid and Jimmy collaborated on “Vänta inte på mig” (“Don’t wait for me”), which appeared in last year’s film, Micke and Veronica, and is also playing in rotation here on Pure Pop Radio. David has been recording songs for his next album; we’re looking forward to hearing them soon (for a report on David’s trip to Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, during which he wrote a good number of songs with pop visionaries such as Brad Jones, Blue, Swan Dive’s Bill DeMain (pictured with David at right), and The Davenports’ Scott Klass, click here).

Meanwhile, enjoy David Myhr’s latest smash, flavored and savored with ELO goodness.
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Timmy Sean Channels the Sound of Jeff Lynne and ELO in Week Eight of Timmy’s Songs of the Week Project

timmy-sean-song-of-the-weekThe one thing that is truer than most things is that every week during the yearlong rollout of Timmy Sean’s Songs of the Week project, you never know what you’re going to get: all genres and song types are fair game for one of pop music’s most gifted artists.

Week eight’s one-man-band entry is a delightful, spot-on tribute to the classic sounds of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. To these ears, “One Dimensional Man,” which is now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio, sounds like a song that would have been perfect company for the other tunes on ELO’s Time album. Lynne fans will have a grand “Time” listening to this song, one that Timmy says is his “…personal favorite of the Songs of the Week so far.

“It’s unabashedly an homage to Jeff Lynne and ELO, and seemed perfectly appropriate to release this week following their triumphant return last weekend at the Grammys. This was also one of the first songs following the release of Noisewater that I had set aside for a possible Noisewater Part 2 album…” We hope that album will one day become a reality.

Here, at the headquarters of Pure Pop Radio, we look forward with great anticipation to each and every new song of the week. We’ll be back here next week with another terrific entry. Join us, won’t you? And please don’t forget to add this song to your Timmy Sean collection. Simply click here to purchase “One Dimensional Man.” And click here to subscribe to get all of Timmy’s music that you will be proud and happy to call your own.

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