Mur Mur Fountain
“I’m Down in the Basement
In my Imaginary World
I can’t Live in Your one
Too Much Violence Everywhere”
Today I have the honor of reviewing John Warwick’s second album “Mur Mur Fountain” John is a brilliant singer songwriter from Poplar, London and he has already showed with his first album “Kaleidoscope Mind” what a great musician he is.The new work differs from its debut, but that is exactly what it is, because it shows all its diversity. The first was very political and showed all the anger towards politics and society, the second is also critical in some songs, but there are also some songs that put you in a good mood, John even plays Love Songs with ease, which proves that he cannot be pigeonholed!
“Down in the Basement”, a song about the violence in the world and how hard it is to live in. A great song with meaningful lyrics and I love the solo in it.
“Who Are You”, is a song about being famous without even knowing this.The variety of instruments is terrific, flute and Hammond organ, violin and tuba complement each other perfectly with guitar and drums.
“Pick Up Your Boots“, good vibes only in this song. Catchy melody and as soon as you listen to it all you want is to dance.
“Fear Of Love”, a song that says..no matter what, you are never be able to cut off the love, no matter what love it is, for yourself or someone, everything you love yourself is indestructible.
“Her Love Shines”, a beautiful song about making time for each other, leaving the world behind you and enjoy the one you love. A Brilliant Fingerpicking and captivating lyrics bringing the listener to dream.
“Edith“, inspired by a poet from the early 19th century, a powerfull start with hitting drums and I love the vocals.
“Sister Martina”, needless to say that I love everything about this song… it’s a song about me!
I’ve known John for a while and we started talking about my job and what I like and he made this song out of it. And he put my voice on it, that was a nice surprise. But it’s not that it’s about me what I truly like, it’s the melody and the perfect fitting instruments.
“Send a Letter to America”, this song shows perfectly how John “works”, he sent a letter to America and the thought came up that this would be a good title for a song.While thinking about it for a long time he got the idea that the people in America are not always as free as they would like to be and so it became a political issue. A rock song feat. Akkey, also a great musician and friend of John.
“Heart of the Tribe“,a rythm that stucks about 6 years in his head and he couldn’t put his finger on it… and then he met Marco Collichio. They worked together and the result was something very special. I love the rythm, the beat of the drums and the spoken words reminds me of African music, simply great!
“Rocket Ride”, a song born out of the idea of traveling the world, groovy and you got that Rock’n’Roll feeling after listening to the first notes.
“Give me your Love”, a song about longing and the need to be loved, great guitar work and backing vocals in this.
“The Wizard“, about cheating and playing games, haunting and the break at the end of the song with the spoken words is just brilliant.
Mur Mur Fountain was inspired by Frida Kalo and it shows once again that John Warwick cannot be pegged to one genre. He can play anything and sing about anything and always something great comes out.