There was a certain something in the air last Friday, when I had the pleasure of speaking to Canadian musician David Myles over the phone. Not only is Myles a joy to speak to, but you can hear him glowing on the other end of the phone. I pointed out that he was extremely jolly, and he mentioned that he’s always like that. It is clear that David Myles loves life. He is currently preparing to head out on tour, and making a stop here for the 19th edition of the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival, which takes place February 22nd – March 4th. Myles and I had a great conversation about his career, what to expect at his Montreal show, and what his goals are; here’s a little bit of that conversation.
How do you feel about coming back to perform in Montreal?
It’s great! I’ve actually been coming there all my life, I’m from New Brunswick. Montreal is a city that slowly reveals itself to you, the more you get to know it, the more you love it. I’ve really got to know the city (Montreal) over the last year, because I recorded a French album there, and I love it and the French language.
You’re touring the new album, “Real Love”, which is absolutely fantastic – you’ve got a lot of different Rock n Roll elements in those songs, was that something you were going for?
That’s exactly what it’s supposed to sound like, man! I wanted to make party music that was going to suit our band, and that wasn’t really the same as the dance music you hear today. It’s super energetic and obviously it’s a throwback to those days of country, rockabilly, and ultimately rock n roll, and I also wanted it to sound modern. I love R&B, and I love soul, but I wanted to make people dance to the music you’re not used to dancing to these days. We honestly went out on a limb.
People might not know this about you, but you had a massive hit that you co-wrote and sang on with rapper Classified called, “Inner Ninja”. That track blew up Canadian radio, how did that feel?
Yeah, that’s one of those surreal moments, you know? I wrote the singing parts, and Luke (rapper Classified) wrote the raps – he’s one of my best friends, and he’s so talented. We had worked together years before, and we never stopped after that first time. It was a great thing to be a part of; it was a great experience to have a hit. You never know when or how it’s going to happen, but when it does, you know it. I remember getting a text from a friend, and him telling me that they were playing “Inner Ninja” at a hockey game – they only play hits at hockey games! Holy smokes!
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