Friday, 25 November 2011
Don Scannell - Mystery
Even in a saturated market, there's still scope for an acoustic artist to come along and blow away expectations, to truly thrill the listener. Irish lad Don Scannell is one such artist - his single Mystery is suffused with the essence of his homeland, steeped in the folklore and power of Ireland itself.
It's real charm though is a clever mix between Scannell obvious prodigious musicianship - frenetically charged finger picking... brooding, gentle vocals - and a sense of adventure. That drive to explore, to search for something new to sweep across the musical canvas.
In Mystery's case, it's a sprinkle of tight percussion, blowing out a track that meets somewhere between Damien Rice and Bon Iver - its immediate charm is self-evident.
Speaking of the track, Scannell explains:
'It’s one human being seeing another go from a troubled state, to a point of genuine happiness, then insisting they celebrate the fact. I think most adults will have experienced dark days ('black inside') until persisting through to days that 'glow'. The Mystery aspect is the awe the helper experiences in seeing how someone can change over time, almost miraculously, and the mystery of loving someone despite their condition.'
The album Three Silver Pieces - including Mystery - is available to download on iTunes now.