09 Jul Artist Profile: Michael MacLennan
New to Music Sync Licensing from Ireland
Avant Music Port Catalogue
Style: Singer Songwriter, Piano, 70s
Key words: Ballad, Nostalgic, Retro, Love, Contemplative, Comfort, Sentimental, Together, Relationships, Dreamy, Touching, Grand, Epic
Feeling nostalgic for something of a by-gone age? Missing the craft of songwriting that was done in the US in the 70s, then you have come to the right place. This Singer-Songwriter and piano player travels a very definite creative path which involves Americana, soul music and the 70s classic arranging and penning of songs. This is the territory of Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Roy Orbison, and even perhaps Iian Matthews (of Fairport Convention fame).
Michael McLennan is a deft hand at the skills required to create the smoulder and the strength needed in bucket loads for this type of music. The charm, and pure emotional delivery is one thing, and the melody and tones another. It is all there. Recently Michael has been produced by Gavin Glass, and that seems a particularly sweet combo, with denser textures that deliver the grandeur and the passion needed for the drama at hand.
This video of Old River, recorded in the Sun Studios in Memphis, fully showcases the stuff we’re talking about. It’s the old made new, properly.