My first encounter with david ford was in 2007, he was the support act at hammersmith apollo to rod y gab (great night)... It seemed no one had heard of him and there had been no hype or chance for me to find who he was or what he was...
The suprise was well worth it...
He had however many thousand people fit into hammersmith silent and hanging on to his every word before errupting in applause as he finished each heart wrenching song,
This cd is the second installment of davids. A blend of acoustic meets alternative meets indie meets pop. He truley has mastered the art of songwriting, though in my opinion the cd can never live up to his live performances, especially of songs like "go to hell"
The music is true heart on your sleeve material, songs packed with sorrys and goodbyes, heartache, lose, misery and guilt... Yet you find yourself relating so much and so often you almost feel you could have written the lyrics at times.
The stand out songs on this record for me are "songs for the road" "i'm alright now" and "decimate" which to my ears has a close resemblance to the cure - close to me, but thats not to say they are the best, each song has a different feel.
David ford has been compared to some to be like david grey or damien rice or james blunt, and yes he can easily slide into a compilation record among artist like that, but he is so much more...
The cd is worth £10 i paid that after the gig when i saw him, along with many hundreds more, and though it blows you away each and every time, it doesn't hold a candle to seeing him live!