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Myhr, D. (2021). And Now This. London: Lojinx
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2021 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Swedish songwriter extraordinaire David Myhr announces new EP with lead single We Wanted To Shine. The new 4-tracker, due 21st May, is titled And Now This and resumes the fruitful collaboration from Myhr's 2018 Lucky Day album made with Nashville-based producer/musician Brad Jones (Josh Rouse, Matthew Sweet, Jill Sobule, Marshall Crenshaw) and fellow Swede Andreas Quincy Dahlbäck. Where Lucky Day perhaps demonstrated a more mature singer/songwriter sound, And Now This returns to his crowd-pleaser hybrid pop/rock roots that saw Myhr’s 90s band The Merrymakers make global waves, especially in Japan. With a day-gig as songwriting teacher (Luleå University of Technology, The Royal College of Music in Stockholm,) We Wanted To Shine saw Myhr take some of his own songwriting advice:  "As a songwriter you're often looking for a starting point, an idea to spark off. One method I recommend to students is to simply start with a title." "I had a Tom Petty book on the coffee table in front of me so I opened a page at random and my eyes landed on the words ‘we really wanted to shine’. It was a quote about The Heartbreakers performance at the tribute to George Harrison in The Royal Albert Hall, on the anniversary of his death."  From there, the creative juices flowed. "All I had to do was to start singing! The chorus came right away. A verse melody followed quickly and Brad Jones then further developed the lyrics”.

"The song could be interpreted as being about a struggling musician that craves attention and recognition, which of course is something that I can relate to! But it is also about wanting to succeed and - perhaps a bit amateur psychology - some kind of deep-seated need for validation from your parents." There’s been talk for years now about the album format being dead. It may or may not be true but David said: "Brad Jones encouraged me to start working in the EP format. I must say I like it. This may be the first in a trilogy. If this is the powerpop EP, maybe the next one will be the acoustic EP. And the third… the Drum&Bass EP!!? We'll see!"

The single We Wanted To Shine is released 7th May and the EP And Now This out 21st May on British indie label Lojinx.

Place, publisher, year, pages
London: Lojinx, 2021
Keywords
power pop
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-88154 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2021;Nivå 1;2021-12-16 (svasva)

Available from: 2021-12-01 Created: 2021-12-01 Last updated: 2021-12-16Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2021). The Beatles Jukebox & Past Masters. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Beatles Jukebox & Past Masters
2021 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Abstract [sv]

En unik afton där artisten, lektorn i Musikalisk Gestaltning och pristagaren i "Minnesmästarna" (i ämnet The Beatles förstås) David Myhr tillsammans med Porter & Thorells Syndrom spelar publikens önskelåtar med världens bästa band.

Vi får också höra historien om The Beatles på Skansen 1963 - vad gjorde de där egentligen?

Och som om det inte vore nog ger Porter & Thorells Syndrom med vänner publiken ett set med sina egna beatlesfavoriter - både superhits och riktiga doldisar utlovas.

På scen ser vi, förutom de ovan nämnda, Janne Borgh från bl a uppskattade beatlesbandet Repeatles och Annika Thorell från The Mad Men Band (Owe Thörnqvist mm).

Porter & Thorells Syndrom har det senaste decenniet spelat alla beatleslåtar live på sina succéhyllningskvällar på Lasse i parken.

Kvällen presenteras i samarbete med Beatles Information Center.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: , 2021
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-88156 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2021;Nivå 0;2021-12-16 (svasva)

Available from: 2021-12-01 Created: 2021-12-01 Last updated: 2021-12-16Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2020). David Myhr - John Lennon 80. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>David Myhr - John Lennon 80
2020 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: , 2020
Keywords
john lennon, beatles
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-81742 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 0;2020-12-17 (svasva);

Available from: 2020-12-01 Created: 2020-12-01 Last updated: 2021-01-25Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2020). Made in PIteå. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Made in PIteå
2020 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: , 2020
Keywords
powerpop, swedish pop
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-81740 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 0;2020-12-17 (svasva);

Utgiven på egna bolaget Monogram Recordings.

Available from: 2020-12-01 Created: 2020-12-01 Last updated: 2021-01-25Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2020). Pop Fights the Flames.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pop Fights the Flames
2020 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-81741 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå x;2020-12-17 (svasva)

Available from: 2020-12-01 Created: 2020-12-01 Last updated: 2021-01-25Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2020). The Best of The Merrymakers. Tokyo: Sony Music Japan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Best of The Merrymakers
2020 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Tokyo: Sony Music Japan, 2020
Keywords
powerpop, pop, swedish pop
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-81737 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 0;2020-12-17 (svasva);

Utgiven fysiskt på CD i Japan men distribueras även digitalt för den japanska marknaden. 

Available from: 2020-12-01 Created: 2020-12-01 Last updated: 2021-01-25Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2019). David Myhr: Den levande Beatlesjukeboxen.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>David Myhr: Den levande Beatlesjukeboxen
2019 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Abstract [sv]

David Myhr är låtskrivaren och artisten som också har Beatles som sin ”religion” och är en av landets ledande konnässörer i ämnet. I konceptet ”den levande Beatles-jukeboxen” finns ingen förutbestämd repertoar utan David sjunger och spelar helt enkelt de favoriter som publiken ropar efter.

National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-77021 (URN)
Note

Godkänd;2019;Nivå 0;2020-01-09 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-12-01 Created: 2019-12-01 Last updated: 2020-05-19Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2019). Every Raindrop Means A Lot. Eskilstuna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Every Raindrop Means A Lot
2019 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

HYLLNINGSSKIVA TILL TAGES, SVERIGES BÄSTA 60-TALSBAND

17 nutida artister och band tolkar legendariska Tageslåtar digitalt, på CD och vinyl. 

Allt från jättehiten Sleep Little Girl och Every raindrop means a lot till mästerverket Fantasy Island.

Några av de som medverkar är Peter Morén (från Peter Bjorn & John), Max Lorentz, David Myhr, Soundtrack of Our Lives och det amerikanska bandet Anderson Council.

Idén till albumet fick Göran Brandels, från Mariestad, 2014 då två av medlemmarna i Tages avled och ingen mer återförening kan ske. Musiken får inte glömmas bort. Låtarna är så bra och håller än idag. Tillsammans med Eskilstunabon Peter Torsén drog de igång projektet med att låta några av dagens artister och band tolka Tages musik.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Eskilstuna: , 2019
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-77019 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 1;2019-12-17 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-12-01 Created: 2019-12-01 Last updated: 2021-05-25Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2019). Lucky Day tour of Japan 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lucky Day tour of Japan 2019
2019 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Abstract [ja]

90年代、日本でも一大ブームとなったスウェディッシュ・ポップシーンの中、デビューアルバム『No Sleep 'til Famous』からのシングル曲 "Monument of Me" でその存在を大きく知らしめたバンド The Merrymakers。続く2ndアルバム『Bubblegun』では Jellyfish の Andy Sturmer をプロデューサーに迎え "Saltwater Drinks" "Superstar" といったスマッシュヒットを連発。その後バンドは活動休止となるが、メンバーの David Myhr は PUFFY の "ハッピーバースデイ" "Boom Boom Beat" などの楽曲提供をはじめ、フジファブリックの4thアルバム『CHRONICLE』(ストックホルムにある David の所有スタジオ "monogram recordings" で録音)ではプロデューサーの一人として名を連ねるなど、日本の音楽シーンとのつながりも深い。また David 自身も2012年発表のアルバム『Soundshine』よりソロとしての活動をスタート。そして2018年、今や人気プロデューサーとして引っ張りだこの Brad Jones とタッグを組み、アメリカ・ナッシュビルで録音した2ndアルバム『Lucky Day』をリリース。今回そのアルバム発売に伴い、およそ7年ぶりとなる単独来日公演が実現。

Abstract [sv]

(Översättning från Japanska genom Google Translate):

In the 90's, in the Swedish pop scene that has become a major boom in Japan, the band The Merrymakers, whose band was widely known by the single song "Monument of Me" from the debut album "No Sleep 'til Famous". In the next 2nd album 'Bubblegun', Jellyfish's Andy Sturmer is a producer, and a series of smash hits such as "Saltwater Drinks" and "Superstar".

The band will be inactive after that, but member David Myhr will provide songs such as PUFFY's "Happy Birthday" and "Boom Boom Beat", as well as Fuji Fabric's 4th album "CHRONICLE" (studio owned by David in Stockholm "Monogram In "recordings", he has a strong connection with the Japanese music scene, including one of the producers.

Also David started his solo work from the 2012 album "Soundshine". Then, in 2018, the team joined the tag with Brad Jones, who is now sought after as a popular producer, and released the 2nd album "Lucky Day" recorded in Nashville, USA. With the release of the album this time, a solo visit to Japan will be realized for the first time in about seven years.

National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74987 (URN)
Note

Godkänd;2019;Nivå 0;2020-01-09 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2020-05-15Bibliographically approved
Myhr, D. (2019). SIXTIES DELUXE med Lalla Hansson, David Myhr.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>SIXTIES DELUXE med Lalla Hansson, David Myhr
2019 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
National Category
Music
Research subject
Musical Performance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74994 (URN)
Note

Godkänd;2019;Nivå 0;2020-01-09 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2020-05-19Bibliographically approved
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