"It Was You" is Dave Molter's second EP, a seven-song compendium that mixes styles from power pop and music hall ditties to country and swampy, bluesy rock. Recorded at Albey Road Studio, Pittsburgh. Produced by Al Snyder & Dave Molter.
"It Was You" is the title track to my upcoming EP (Dec. 18 release) and a tribute to the pop acts of the mid-Sixties, mostly American acts like the Turtles or Monkees, but also British acts like The Kinks, which sometimes ventured out of rock norms to throw in a touch of British Music hall. All these acts occasionally released uptempo, sunny, happy, sometimes silly tunes with catchy choruses.
This song is in the same vein. It can be sung by either a man or a woman, the overriding sentiment is that the person being sung about changed the singer's life. I've been lucky enough to have this happen to me a few times, but I have to admit the most recent time has been the best.
Envision the singer romping through the park on a sunny day, throwing caution -- and maybe flower petals -- to the wind.
Instrumentation recalls those classic tunes: bright guitar, thumping bass and drums, a happy, singalong breakdown with handclaps followed by trumpets and a calliope on the repeated outro. Calliope suggests, of course, a circus. At least in my day, everyone loved the circus. But you'll also hear calliope on a merry-go-round. Either way, it's a happy sound.
Most of my songs deal in love, in all its forms. This is happy love. I can't promise that all my love songs will be happy, because sometimes loves hurts (or stinks, or sucks -- pick your verb)!
"Where is Christmas" -- a new collaboration with my friend Al Snyder -- is now available! Download it using the button below! The song will be released officially on Friday, Nov. 20, and should be available for purchase through all online stores (Amazon, Apple, iTunes & more) within a week.
Al composed and sings a beautiful melody to complement lyrics by Al, me and my longtime friend Angie Mullig.
But I have to warn you -- "Where Is Christmas" is not a jolly, "Ho-Ho-Ho" Christmas song.
December 25, 2020, will be a holiday unlike any other in our lifetimes. With COVID-19 social distancing protocols in place, many families will not be able to gather for traditional yuletide celebrations. It's tough to be apart at the holidays in any year, but we think "Where Is Christmas" has a special poignancy in 2020.
Al wore many hats on this project: writer, singer, keyboardist, producer and engineer. I join him on bass and Joey Waslousky plays drums. Together, we think we have produced a song that will bring a tear to your eye in a difficult year.
But Al, Joey, Angie and I also believe the 2021 holds untold promise! We wish you Peace, Love and Hope this Christmas!