Produced by Nathan Williams, ‘Feels Like Only Yesterday’ places his trademark soulful vocal and guitar style at centre stage, it contains echoes of the best of the 60s and 70s and draws on his Stevie Wonder influences.
The narrative of the song speaks of the worry free innocence of youth. It is a deeper subject than your average pop song. ‘My viewpoint’ Mi’das says ‘is that popular music doesn’t have to be throwaway. We as musicians, songwriters and earthlings have the opportunity to say something in that 3-4 minute window. If we convey it honestly and concisely it will hopefully then carry to the listener and affect them’
A string of three EP releases earlier in 2015 by the soulful strummer was an eclectic mix of the soul and pop music he loves so much.
Quoting Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell and Elton John as strong influences the sound is rooted in timeless songwriting but is discernibly of our time.
Mi’das a.k.a Mike Davies got to work as a session musician with artists such as Jessie J, Rita Ora, Labyrinth, Jamie Cullum and many others.
This also lead to memorable performances at venues such as the O2 arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace (In front of Prince William, Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift no less).
With a total of 60 shows to 20,000 people so far in 2015 and a new album on the horizon, we have a strong suspicion we’ll be hearing of the man and his music for many years to come.