Michael McDermott is rightfully considered to be one of the finest songwriters of his generation, with beautiful songs marred with questionable outcomes in life and love, his romantic optimism prevails.
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His new record, �Noise From Words� (One Little Indian Records) gladly surrenders to the world of pop culture mania for an introspective retreat to the calm and timely sound of a quiet room with an acoustic guitar. His music is lonely with singer-songwriter style instrumentation, basic acoustic guitar, a dry and dusty piano, and some tasteful, minimal instruments for translation.
Lyrically, he takes you all over the country, from a sentimental walk through an antique store to the farthest point from Heaven (�Long Way From Heaven�). In these stories, Michael McDermott has a confident sparkle in his eye. He is wearing a beat up old hat, but he just bought a new lease on life and there was no devil involved. These interruptions on his way to happiness (�Mess Of Things�) are reminders to self and reminders of self-destruction (�Off Of My Mind�) are washed away by water that ain�t so holy (�Tread Lightly�)�
�Noise From Words� gives McDermott the understanding he wasn�t looking for. �My Father�s Son� puts his crooked way into perspective through memories of his father�s upbringing. And thankfully, he�s just too tired to walk to a bridge to jump off, settling with the conclusion that he�s �Just A Little Blue�. He realizes that he was very happy with his longtime girlfriend that packed up and moved on, due to professing his lack of love and now with a last attempt to tell her long after she�s gone (�All My Love�).
McDermott has seen a lot since his first video broke in the early 90�s on MTV�s Buzz Bin and knows that the world just keeps going �round and the sun will come up sooner than he�s ready for it to. He�s a writer and he�s got some soul searching going on with this record and every song on �Noise From Words� is moving in its own right. �The American In Me�, is haunting and poignant anthem with the voice of a true-blooded American asking if it�s still possible to love his country, but not its government.
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