Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
Record label: Ignition Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
It’s not every musician with the chutzpah to deliver a lyric like “Let me teach you how to write a song.” But when Justin Currie makes that declaration, in the second song of his new album, "Lower Reaches," rest assured you’re about to get a master class. Since the mid-1990s, when he led the hit rock band Del Amitri, Currie has wed words to music with a matchmaker’s art. He has a time-honored way of embedding big ideas into concise tunes — by using pop’s simple beauty to shade the complex barbs in his verse.