Melbourne, Australia’s singer/songwriter, Brendan McMahon, came across our radar just a few months ago with his single, Mother, from his Universalist EP.
“I have enjoyed the process of developing songs and am fascinated how they come together as the end result of my experiences in so many areas of life.”
Known for writing songs which are often inspired by his travels to far-off places, that artistic feature of his personality continues with his latest album, On This Fine Occasion, and its lead-off single, Alive.
“It’s about what it is to be alive, simple things… like the eyes of a child, the pureness of white, the breeze in your hair, a drink of cold water. …moments and pleasures we often take for granted but deserve recognition.”
Opened—and carried by—classic 90s-style electric chords and tones (think U2), coupled with a vocal effort which rivals any of McMahon’s previous work, and finally topped off by a simple and fetchingly minimalist message of observation, appreciation, and gratitude, Alive’s end-product is stirring and fundamentally wholesome.
U2 meets Barry Manilow…
BELOW: Listen to Brendan McMahon’s song, Alive, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Brendan McMahon by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!