David Ford - I Don't Care What You Call Me EP
Reviewed by Andreas on 25th February 2006
I approached this EP with interest. I vaguely remember Easyworld, Ford's previous band. I remember high-pitched vocals, and a...err...lack of success. Thankfully Ford's solo material is more sound. There is certainly nothing wrong about joining a delightful line of acoustically based singer/songwriters like Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst, which is what Ford is doing.
However, he is doing it only to some degree. The title track, whilst pleasing enough, is nothing out of the ordinary. It takes two whole tracks before Ford hits gold, with the 8 minute long "Trying to find my feet". Luckily this song makes the EP worth buying. Hell, it more than weighs up for any previous dullness. Where "I don't care what you call me" had moments that reminded slightly of the Stereophonics lame-duck croons, the hairs on the back of your arms will stand up as Ford, accompanied by a violin sings I mean no harm, I'm only trying to find my feet... Gorgeous.
David Ford is a singer/songwriter that is definitely coming into his own. Give the boy some time, and I am sure he will impress all of us.
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