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好久没有听到这样扣人心弦、从一开始就令人为之呛鼻的音乐,在晶莹剔透的钢琴声与略带沙哑的唱腔下,诚恳的面对自己,在不时涌现的温暖弦乐与口琴、萨克斯风中诉说著内心深处最真实的感情,最终再将所有的一切昇华成无穷尽的愁绪与感慨。这就是David Ford,一个二十七岁的英伦惨绿青年,却凭藉著一把吉他与钢琴,在自家的地下室中完成了这张听来轻鬆、却格外令人痛彻心扉的专辑,承袭著Jeff Buckley、David Gray、Damien Rice、Rufus Wainwright以降的优良传统,再度把那专属於英伦的忧鬱性格完整的融入音乐,传递给全世界所有曾在爱情中受到创伤的男女。

来自於英国Eastbourne小镇的David Ford,最早曾加入一个名为「EasyWorld」的乐团担任主唱与吉他手,04年乐团解散之后,他开始了个人的音乐事业,正当他準备巡迴全英国走唱并贩售个人Demo以贴补旅费之际,才察觉到在不知不觉中,他竟然已经完成了整张专辑九首歌曲的录製。David Ford形容这张专辑完全是他内心最真实情感的发挥,在没有商业考量与时间的压力下,所有的旋律、段落与声音都有著他所坚持留下的原因,从对男女感情感到沮丧与失落,到对人性丑恶的政治生态深刻绝望,David Ford独有的叙事性风格一路将他的感受娓娓道来、全无隐藏。而这也使得这张专辑在05年出版后,在英国家乡受到许多专业人士包括Q、Uncut等杂誌乐评以及乐迷们的欢迎,让David Ford不只能在英国巡迴演唱,甚至在今年跨越了大西洋和Gomez、Richard Ashcroft、KT Tunstall等英国巨星在全美各大城市中共同巡迴演出。

专辑内描述男女感情最深刻的<I Don’t Care What You Call Me>、<What Would You Have Me Do?>到<Cheer Up(You Miserable f***)>虽然听来轻鬆至极,以David Ford平易近人的旋律搭配口语化的歌词,静静的述说男女之间的情爱,不过在深入体会之后,却可以感受到其中对结果不甘愿的嘶吼呐喊,但是就如同 David Ford自己所说,虽然他写的歌大部分是描述失落绝望的人生,他还是会鼓励大家保持正面积极的态度,因为只有正面积极才能面对人生更多的挑战。而取名自总理演说的<State of the Union>,则是情绪激昂的把火力瞄準虚伪与充满暴力的政治世界,用他的音乐全力谴责政治人物,期望他们能在感到羞愧之际多为人民创造福利。

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  • thekillingspree

    I have to admire this guy's tendency for consistence: "Charge", though not my favourite album, is just as good as any of his previous releases. Gotta love the rockier soul of that "Every Time" tune, a cosy wink to the Easyworld days.

    8月 15日 15:44 回复
  • emergingsynergy

    I was so, so lucky to have known a bit about him before I went overseas for the first time from the US, and low and behold on one of the three nights I was "couchsurfing" in London, he was doing a benefit not far from where I was staying. I must say it was a stunning performance. I one-man tour de force of looping music technology, instrumental versatility, and lyrical power. I'll never forget it.

    2013年 3月 24日 回复
  • ellie007100

    hahahah user below either really good troll or idiot.

    2013年 3月 24日 回复
  • thekillingspree

    ...Because he spends too much time giving too much attention to a country who doesn't really care that much about his music instead of embracing his European nature. Douchebag!

    2011年 9月 18日 回复
  • locketelli

    outstanding singer. Why has nobody heard of this guy? He is as good as any folk singer around today

    2011年 9月 12日 回复
  • robSaint

    He's a lyrical genius with a unique voice! So underrated, the best Britain has to offer.

    2011年 9月 1日 回复
  • RickStarMusic

    He is probably the most underrated singer/songwriter.

    2011年 7月 12日 回复
  • ColinWhiteside

    Anyone else pick up his book? It's made me listen to Songs For The Road in a different light, knowing its tumultuous production.

    2011年 5月 12日 回复
  • thekillingspree

    That was actually quite an entertaining story, thanks nineinchneals! David Ford is a tremendously underrated artist, sadly. But we who know him are definitely enjoying some of the finest music made in the UK.

    2011年 4月 9日 回复
  • nineinchneals

    The first time I heard anything by David Ford I was actually working at a bar in Southampton. It was late and quiet (some random Monday night) and, for some reason, the video for I Don't Care What You Call Me appeared on the TV. I watched for the full song and, not knowing who he was, scrambled at the end of the video to find a pen and paper so I could write down his name and find the track at home. I guess this was about four years ago and I've been listening to him ever since! As somebody stated below, he deserves much more credit and recognition; his music does what a lot of the other music I possess can't.

    2011年 4月 4日 回复
  • cliffedge

    He is so sincere in his song,and every song is so amazing!

    2010年 12月 1日 回复
  • thekillingspree

    This guy could seriously use more public recognition, he truly deserves it.

    2010年 11月 10日 回复
  • Sazzy30

    Really loving the new album <3 What a talent this man is.

    2010年 8月 23日 回复
  • hazardchase

    Big fans in my house.

    2010年 6月 27日 回复
  • joseies

    Waiting for the Storm <3

    2010年 3月 8日 回复
  • thekillingspree

    I got my limited edition CD yesterday! Mine is #376 :) I must say it's a rather lovely book and I just found it adorable that the CD looks like a vinyl... OK, I'll stop all this gayness now.

    2010年 2月 23日 回复
  • thekillingspree

    "Let The Hard Times Roll" is a great album! It sure develops and cements David's reputation as currently one of UK's finest singer-songwriters. This man does not disappoint!

    2010年 2月 20日 回复
  • thekillingspree

    wazzup?

    2010年 2月 19日 回复
  • Junkyardchoir

    yo!

    2010年 2月 19日 回复
  • rebuz

    wow.

    2010年 2月 19日 回复
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