In what has become a monthly series of featured artists on the blog, I present to you now a great artist, Mike Lombardo. His new album “Songs For A New Day” came out earlier this month, and has been brightening my world up lately. If you love piano pop as much as I do, this is a must-listen! He stands up alongside some of my favorite piano pop groups, such as Ben Folds, The Argument, and Paul Otten.
“Songs For A New Day” is filled with all sorts of songs, happy songs, hopeful songs, contemplative songs, sad songs, songs for any mood. Some highlights are the lead-off track That Will Be The Day, I’m Right Here and Hey Molly. He writes great songs, and they are well produced on this album, which features piano, bass and drums. A few songs even add some horns, which is a nice touch.
You may remember I reviewed Lombardo’s first album, “The Fordham Sessions” on this blog about a year ago. I mention that because as a bonus, when you buy the new CD, you get a version of that album as well! He has re-recorded all the songs, and they sound even better. So what better way to get acquainted with all of Mike Lombardo’s music? It is great.
Mike Lombardo is a awesome new talent, and I think we will hear a lot more from him into the future. Check out the album now. You can stream songs on his BandCamp page here: http://mikelombardo.bandcamp.com/. You can buy the 2-disc set here: http://dftba.com/sfand.
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