SEAN MCCREADY: Colour BlindIn the autumn of 2004 Sean McCready entered Dansanman Studios in his hometown of London, Ontario to begin a series of recording sessions. Over the next month, and with the help of respected local musicians and producers, Sean documented nine well-crafted songs. The result was "Colour Blind", McCready's debut CD. True to its title Colour Blind holds images of shadow and light, of alienation and hope. It is at one instance introspective and at another outwardly observational. It explores personal challenge while examining the human condition. Sean's music hints at the raw angst of 90's grunge yet is equally at home with the ease of the acoustic rock of the 1970's. Sean credits his appreciation for the open spaces of Canada as inspiration. "It allows me to find perspective not only with myself but with the world around me. With the space of this country you can be an observer while staying in one place." Also of great inspiration to Sean are the women in his life. His family has produced many talented songstresses. "The sensitive and emotional aspect of my songs is a result of these incredible women." Colour Blind reflects this marriage of the male and female character. The vocal harmony of sister Melissa McCready gives balance to edge and creates a sound with wide appeal. This combined with a spiritual understanding completes an album that sees the world beyond the colours of division.
What others have to say about Colour Blind and it's songs.
Dude, Backseat Driver's the kinda tune you hum for decades. It's got that vibe that classics have that keep em spinning to this day! Rock on! Myspace memeber
Backseat Driver- A feel to die for.
Top intro. Hey....this has a great feel and sound. I cannot really categorise this track but I like it immensly despite having to take half a play to come to terms with the vocal style.
The sparingly used Hammond organ is the immediate wake up call. Wow, someone somewhere is actually using it in a manner intended. The single note that slinks from the end of each verse is magic.
And the guitar, both chordal and in solo is all classic Gibson Les Paul, and played with a tight assurance. So pleasing on this aging rock and roll ear!
Drum feel? Spot on in sound and excecution.
The vocal, once adapted to, is acceptable and probably within its intended context, but suffers from a rather weak lyric. What appears to be a distant female voice toward the end is effective and well placed.
This is a seasoned bunch who have not lost the spirit and the song positively chugs immaculately.
A both-feet-tappin' pleasure. GB.com member
Sides of Love- a good sign
Beautifully crafted and melodic intro. There's an old Pink Floyd feel here. The lead vocal has a lot of character. Love the chorus. Really catchy and the harmony works well. The lyrics really tells a story and I'm listening. Builds really well to the second chorus. The song's over now and I find myself humming the chorus. So that's a good sign.
Man Inside of Me-Impressed of the great voice. BLUES CHAMBER of the ORPLID Blues Band
Man Inside of me. New Comer Best of Indie.-INDIE MUSIC RADIO.
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Man Inside of Me
3. Empty Hands
4. Thoughts In Our Heads
5. Backseat Driver
6. Tears Falling
7. Headline News
8. Sides of Love
9. Colour Blind