With his smooth-as-silk vocals, nimble guitar-work and soulful songwriting abilities, the Fredericton-born singer-songwriter is poised to catapult his career to new heights with the release of Turn Time Off
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With his smooth-as-silk vocals, nimble guitar-work and soulful songwriting abilities, the Fredericton-born singer-songwriter is poised to catapult his career to new heights with the release of Turn Time Off – his fourth album release and the most cohesive and professional effort of his catalogue.
The slick new album will hit store shelves on Tuesday, but local fans will have the chance to pick up a copy at a special CD-release show at The Playhouse next Thursday.
From the first riffs of opening track Out Of Love, it’s clear that Myles is swinging for the fences.
He said that focus is partly due to the efforts of award-winning singer-songwriter, and album producer, Joel Plaskett, who encouraged him to think critically about each component of that introductory song.
“We wanted to make sure we had it right. It felt like something that could be really special,” he said.
The extra work paid off.
The song’s fat drum-beat, swaggering groove, and sing-a-long bridge helps to pull listeners into the lush-sounding album.
Myles said it was a new experience to bring someone behind the scenes with his writing process.
“It was the first time that I’d ever really let someone into that world, you know what I mean? It had been a personal thing,” he said.
“Basically, the songs I had written before were included on the record, and they mostly stayed as is. This was the first time I let someone come in and say, ‘You know what, this line is a little unclear to me. Maybe you should think about”¦,’ and we’d come at it in another way. (Joel) didn’t rewrite anything, but he helped provide some new focus in certain parts.”
After taking to stages across North America throughout February and March for a mind-boggling 61 shows, Myles is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces.
“The Playhouse show is going to be, for me, a homecoming and a celebration of everything that’s going on with me,” he said. “I’m incredibly excited about it.”
He said he’s anxious to see what people think about the new songs.
“The time right before you release a record is kind of nerve-wracking. You put all this work into something that you feel really strongly about,” he said.
“And it’s a weird moment where, like last month, the record is done and you’re just waiting to see what people think. So these are the best weeks. The reviews are starting to come in, and they’ve been nice and exciting, and now it’s time to see what everyone else thinks.”
The show will start at 8 p.m.