With a music career than spans some twenty years, Liverpool born Maxi Dunn released her third and highly acclaimed album Edmund & Leo back in February. It took several plays for me to appreciate this album, but have to say its strangely addictive.
With her distinctive sound Maxi shows her love of music and it’s clear that she enjoys her craft. Assisted by a host of experienced musicians including Damon Roots, Steve Turnidge and production from Peter Hackett, Maxi has been able to produce a highly polished album with beautifully arranged melodies – honest, emotional and heartfelt lyrics with that bit of a sparkle.
The musical journey starts with track one Edmund & Leo a good starting point and the tracks flow into each other with their individually scripted lyrics. Cover Me can be a bit of a dreamy track, Bite Your Tongue I feel deals with frustrations within a relationship.
A personal favourite is Buffoon Man, dealing with past relations, difficult decisions as well as putting up with being taken advantage of. It has a wonderful chorus and the listener can certainly identify with maybe some of its issues. The album ends perfectly with Meteor Showers.
I would say my only criticism is that some of the tracks sound a little similar. I could be wrong and it may be that the tracks flow from tracks one to twelve.
Maxi Dunn’s talents have earned her respect within the industry achieving radio play across the world with links to the USA. There is no reason why this album should not earn her a top ten position within her genre by the end of the year.
Edmund & Leo is available via her website for half price during August maxidunn.info
You can also buy it from [iTunes] and [Amazon]
Ian Sharp is originally from Wigan, but grew up in Liverpool. He is passionate about music and although hard of hearing has learnt to appreciate music in its purist form. A musician in the making he enjoys many genres but particularly likes folk, Indie and alternative music. He's a big fan of Twitter and would be lost without his iPhone.