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Tim Myers - Revolution


Tim Myers

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Philip Fairbanks

California singer-songwriter Tim Myers has come a long way since piano at five and guitar at thirteen. Former member of Interscope band Limousine and Columbia Records' OneRepublic, Tim strikes out on his own with Revolution. On songs like World War and The Separatist, Tim sounds like Coldplay on a soapbox. Driftwood Angels is a standout with piano, bass and guitars by Tim. Most of the songs have similar credits. Apart from stand-in drummers and the occasional background vocalist or an additional guitarist on a track, the album is completely written and performed by Myers.

Most of this album is laid back, despite the subject matter. The first three, World War, The Separatist, and Driftwood Angels, could be considered war protest songs. The next two Machine Voices, and West Virginia could also be considered protests despite the lack of a mention of war in the lyrics. The last song A Revolution Song, is a warning: "Time to choose non-violence over nonexistence,/ time to give peace a real chance." Laid back and melancholy, these tunes are great for ruminating over. Inside liner notes are addresses and contact information for Ugandan aid group Invisible Children as well as Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Look for Tim's music in an upcoming BBC documentary and the indie film, A Downward Spiral.

Track List:

  • World War
  • The Separatist
  • Driftwood Angels
  • Machine Voices
  • West Virginia
  • A Revolution Song<

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2007, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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