Coughlan has arrived from nowhere with a suitcase full of ballads that, 50 years ago, could have made him a rich man
Named after the truly seminal soul song by Garnett Mimms and the Enchanters (later famously covered by Janis Joplin), Crybaby is the alias of Bristol singer/songwriter Danny Coughlan. The ten songs which make up his self-titled debut album are beautifully crafted and imbued with a sparse, timeless clarity. Like the early rock ‘n’ roll, R ‘n’ B and soul records that provided influence, their simplicity is their essence; immediately engaging with melodies that settle quickly in the mind. Neither a note nor a word is wasted.
Intimate but grand, Crybaby is a triumph
- I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost
- We’re Supposed To Be In Love
- When The Lights Go Out
- Armies Of Darkness
- This Time It’s Over
- Twist Of The Knife
- A Misery Of Love
- What Am I Supposed To Do Without You Now?
CATALOGUE NO: HeCD027 / HeLP041 / HeDD027