Swedish power-pop hero David Myhr, formerly of six-figure unit shifters The Merrymakers, has returned to our ears!
As front-man of the legendary melody-packed harmony-laden combo, Myhr led the new-wave of guitar-heavy pop that greatly contributed to Sweden's heritage as the mecca of melody in the '90s.
Now launching his debut solo record "Soundshine," Myhr builds on the foundations of his former band to deliver a modern pop record with its roots firmly in the classic songwriting of the '60s & '70s. "Soundshine" was received warmly by both critics and fans alike and the layered sound paid homage to The Beatles, Jellyfish and Fountains of Wayne to name a few.
The Merrymakers conquered Japan, made in-roads into Europe and a serious dent in US college radio, picking up many an influential fan along the way. Most famously, Andy Sturmer of legendary combo Jellyfish, came on board to drum and co-produce their second album "Bubblegum."
From the opening piano bars of "Never Mine" to the album-closing chaos of "Ride Along," "Soundshine" is a guidebook on pop perfection. With infectious hooks, smart lyrics, sweet harmonies, killer riffs and dynamic production, it's clear that David Myhr knows what he's doing when it comes to making an album that grabs the listeners' attention. The album has been in the very top of many "best of 2012" lists in the power pop blog world.