The New Album by Dee is Out!
Music streaming is the new radio without the DJ. Is this good or bad? Well, it depends on your preference. For me, who is part of Generation X, radio WAS a thing back then. DJs have the privilege to introduce new artists. They can also add little bits of info about the artist. They even say something about the current situation teetering on the verge of being political. They can even insert their own reviews. DJs also personalize the playlists, especially when they know the demographic listening to the show. These days, non of that happens. It makes me long for the day when humor gets injected between songs. However, there are singer/songwriters who introduce their own brand of humor, wit and irony. One artist who does that is Dee McIlroy from Northern Ireland.
For me, Dee McIlroy is a musical chameleon. Well, you would e surprise to learn that he is a guitar builder by day. Music is a passion, whether performing them or creating musical instruments that deliver sound quality of the highest caliber.
Still Waters is his 2021 album. He wrote and recorded these songs in the middle of the pandemic. You can feel his frustration on Like A Book which is the opening track. While other artists resort to maudlin delivery, his approach has an ironic and even sarcastic feel. Of course, we are in the middle of a ridiculous situation. It’s either we succumb to the negativity or approach the dire situation with indignation and humor. Other memorable tracks are Strange Times, The Soap Box Song, and It’s The Ordinary Things. One standout track is the jazzy Summer In New York. This track clearly showcases his musical skills as well as his diverse musical influences. Still Waters is out, and you can listen to it via Spotify for all those streaming fans.