Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Mark Mulcahy, the former singer of Miracle Legion, returns with his fourth solo record ‘Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You’ eleven new songs done in his own unique style. With a very distinctive voice and guitar sound Mulcahy has made a very upbeat record despite some very offbeat lyrics. ‘Let The Fireflies Fly Away’ is a great example of Mulcahy’s word play that resonates through the songs giving them an unmistakable quirky charm. Channelling his best Dylan/Donovan hybrid ‘He’s A Magnet’ drops the C-bomb early on and it’s hard to imagine any other singer getting away with this without sounding crass. ‘Everybody Hustles Leo’ and ‘Poison Candy Heart’ contain some dark moments but are musically buoyant throughout and the closing two tracks ‘The Rabbit’ and ‘Where’s The Indifference Now?’ are slightly reminiscent of his stunning debut ‘Fathering’. One of Mulcahy’s strengths is even though there’s blood on the tracks there is also a healthy dash of humour that will keep you coming back for more. After some personal tragedy this is Mulcahy’s first album in 8 years and I for one am glad he’s back doing what he does best.

mark m

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