Dani Martin’s solo album “Pequeño” has been released, and was immediately available on the UK iTunes Music Store yesterday.
It’s really nice to see such an instant follow-up outside of Dani’s home country, and not only that but also that the release included a special collection of five videos as well as the tracks themselves.
The videos that are on iTunes come with a special (physical) copy of the CD, which was released alongside the standard version. And although Amazon isn’t currently stocking either of these, you can already find them for sale on the Spanish eBay.
After the now familiar “16 Añitos” as the album opener, “Mira La Vida” emphasises that the rich rock combo sound is definitely going to be prevelant; a lush and powerful blend of chunky guitars, gutsy Hammond organ and big drums. And how well it suits Dani too… The songs sound so much his own, and bring to mind Jackson Browne more than El Canto Del Loco – and I mean that in a good way. A really good way.
Other songs like “Mi Lamenta” do have a ring of ECDL about them, but there’s never a time where you don’t feel like you’re genuinely listening to a proper solo project, something backed up by the addition of things like accordion and beefy brass sections.
And Dani also remind you with “El Cielo De Los Perros” that he’s very good with the volume down too; it’s a much subtler piece, with open spaces and a great balance of piano and strings and gentle percussion.
So, is it worth it? YEAH! Of course it is! Only £7.99 on the UK iTunes – and that includes the accompanying videos. Just click on the iTunes link here for all the info and download…