Morten Harket – Brother
With Brother, Morten Harket proves himself once again to be a competent solo artist in his own right. Though it may not be to everyone’s taste, the album displays the evolution of Harket’s music and demonstrates his ability to amalgamate a multitude of genres in a carefree, tasteful manner. It may also be the first of his solo albums to top Wild Seed, his 1995 success.
Personally speaking, the decision to first release the album’s title track Brother was ill-advised, as it is most certainly not one of the strongest tracks featured on the album. However, it is one that undoubtedly grows on you the more times it is heard. It would also be a lie to refer to the album as groundbreaking or revolutionary. Nevertheless, it is fabulously produced and features a number of stand-out tracks. Heaven Cast is a perfect example of this and offers the listener all the advantages of his soothing voice, combined with particularly poignant lyrics.
Other stand-out tracks are End of the Line, Safe with Me and Do You Remember Me? Each tune will remind you of the natural talent that Harket possesses, but in distinctly different ways. Safe with Me, with its atmospheric and tranquil aura, will have you in a state of complete serenity as the words caress you. In comparison, though, Do You Remember Me? will have you toe tapping and wanting to dance alongside the unique guitar riffs.
If you are looking for an album that’s soulful yet fiery, simple yet effective with plenty of variety, then Brother is one for you.
Brother was released on 14th April 2014. For further information or to order the album visit Morten Harket’s website here.
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