Pretty Green

New Music Monday: Simon Fowler Merrymouth

This album came out March 19th and it’s really just not my thing. It might be your thing. One thing I know for sure is that it is a “thing”. Or it may be something “folky”. Whatever that thing means.

I’m not sure about you but Ocean Colour Scene already resided in this world of I like it, or I really don’t care for it at all. And that zone was generally when they landed in this folk sound. Although it is quite beautiful – and I can see that it is quite high quality songwriting – it’s just not something I particularly care for. I’m not asking for Simon to drop a Les Paul Marshall stack riff on top of the guitar however. It’s just that it’s something I don’t connect with. Good on Simon for going off on his own and doing his thing. It’s just not my thing.

So check out this thing.