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David Myhr 50

Posted: February 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: post | No Comments »

You say it’s your birthday? It’s my birthday too, yeah!

It was fifty years ago today!

Yes, it’s true! Believe it or not. Even though I don’t look a day older than 27 I was actually conceived in the “swinging sixties”. Around a month before the moon landning. And I was born around a month before The Beatles split up. (And boy, what a great time it was!).

I was the youngest brother of four and I’m sure none of my beloved elder brothers sang “He ain’t heavy, He’s my brother”. Why not? Because I was indeed heavy. I weighed 5070 gram!

Now, you’re all probably thinking: How can I best celebrate this VERY IMPORTANT EVENT? Well, it’s of course up to you! You might want to check out a bunch of official videos on my YouTube channel (and make my day by sharing your own favorites!). Or make my day by writing a little greeting at my Instagram or artist Facebook page?

Another way to celebrate would be to enjoy the brand new three hour special Spotify playlist called “David Myhr 50”. It consists of 50 David Myhr tracks thoughtfully prepared for the occasion by David Myhr himself. (Yes, that’s me!)

It features songs spanning all over my long and (mostly) winding career both from the 90’s (stuff I recorded with The Merrymakers) and the 10’s (my solo stuff).

Looking forward to new musical adventures in the future! Thank you ever so much for your invaluable support! And thanks for making today a Lucky Day!

Peace & Love!

Photo (from when I was only 47) by Carolina Muñoz Macaya

 


David Myhr interview with Swedish Radio P4 Gothenburg

Posted: February 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Please feel free to enjoy an interview (including an acoustic live performance) with Swedish Radio P4 Gothenburg discussing the release of Lucky Day.

Here’s a link to the video on Facebook:

David Myhr interview and live performance for Swedish Radio P4 Gothenburg

Stefan Livh at P4 Göteborg, Sveriges Radio asks me about both present and past. For instance he asks me about my background in The Merrymakers and our collaboration in the 90s with Jellyfish frontman Andy Sturmer and how he – to our delight – helped us finishing off our song ”April’s Fool”. I explain how big the whole thing was for us and that this event is now part of Brighter Day -A Jellyfish Story I talk about how we later started to write and produce for Japanese artists in our own studio. And the realisation, after The Merrymakers had gone separate ways, that all my songs "suddenly were approved". "By myself!". And how going solo opened up new possibilities including calling whoever I felt like, and recording in Nashville etc. We also talk about my Electric Light Orchestra pastiche ”Spellbound” from the Ulf Malmros and Jaana Fomin movie Flykten till framtiden and why film music composer Jimmy Lagnefors asked me to co-write with him.I get to talk about my general philosophy of recording and in particular about the making of ”The Perfect Place” and how Andreas Quincy Dahlbäck (who I refer to here as my ”George Martin”) helped me out in finding two songs that fitted into one, and how violinist Hanna Ekström had to double herself many times in making the strings sound like a full orchestra.We also discuss the difficulty in finding a balance between ”loss-making” artistic passion projects and my job as a senior lecturer at The School of Music in Piteå, far away from family and home in Stockholm. And how my annoying(?) commercial jingles like Ryds Bilglas and Insplanet are heard by more people than who get to hear my own music, and how they help me out in making ends meet. We also talk about the Lucky Day release party at Bar Brooklyn, Debaser, in Stockholm, and the incredible band I put together for the occasion including Peter Kvint, and Peter Morén from Peter Bjorn and John.The whole thing was done ”live” and was aired on P4 Gothenburg on May 4, 2018.Video edited by Todd Productions, Inc.

Posted by David Myhr on Sunday, February 2, 2020

 

(And here’s a link to the video on YouTube where English subtitles available by clicking the subtitles button.)

Swedish Radio P4 had been playing the first single from the album ”Jealous Sun” quite a lot in the previous weeks and at one point the radio personality Stefan Livh at P4 Gothenburg commented upon the song, spontaneously calling me ”The Jeff Lynne of Sweden”. He is a musician himself and it’s obvious that he has a soft spot for classic melodic pop. He invited me to come and sing the song live in the studio.

 

David Myhr and Stefan Livh



But there was also time for an conversation where we talk about both present and past. For instance he asks me about my background in The Merrymakers and our collaboration in the 90s with the Jellyfish frontman Andy Sturmer and how he – to our delight – helped us finishing off our song ”April’s Fool”. I explain how big the whole thing was for us and that this event is now part of Brighter Day… A Jellyfish Story (The Jellyfish biography).

I talk about how we later started to write and produce for Japanese artists in our own Monogram Recordings studio. And the realisation, after The Merrymakers had gone separate ways, that all my songs “suddenly were approved”. “By myself!”. And how going solo opened up new possibilities including calling whoever I felt like,  and recording in Nashville etc. We also talk about my Electric Light Orchestra pastiche ”Spellbound” from the Ulf Malmros and Jaana Fomin movie Flykten till Framtiden and why film music composer Jimmy Lagnefors asked me to co-write with him.

I get to talk about my general philosophy of recording and I talk in particular about the making of ”The Perfect Place” and how Andreas Dahlbäck (who I refer to here as my ”George Martin”) helped me out in finding two songs that fitted into one, and how violinist Hanna Ekström had to double herself many times in making the strings sound like a full orchestra.

We also discuss the difficulty in finding a balance between ”loss-making” artistic passion projects and my job as a senior lecturer at The School of Music in Piteå, far away from family and home in Stockholm. And how my annoying(?) commercial jingles like ”Ryds Bilglas” and ”Insplanet” (co-written with Dobedai) are heard by more people than who get to hear my own music, and how they help me out in making ends meet. We also talk about the Lucky Day release party at Brooklyn Bar, Debaser, in Stockholm, and the incredible band I put together for the occasion including Peter Kvint, and Peter Morén from Peter Bjorn and John.

The whole thing was done ”live” and was aired on P4 Gothenburg on May 4, 2018. This video was edited by Todd Productions.