Merriweather found success through producer Mark Ronson!
Australian Daniel Merriweather first started working with Mark Ronson in 2003, appearing on his Here Comes The Fuzz.
After a few more collaborations with Ronson they finally made a solo album for Merriweather that was released in 2009.
Influences such as Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley are clear without feeling like a rip off.
Melodic fragments of the two great singers might be found in Merriweather’s songs, but this doesn’t disturb the compositions, just enhances them!
Merriweathers production on Love & War might seem very full on at first listen and Mark Ronson might have abandoned the simplicity of Amy Winehouse 2006 release ‘Back In Black’ but it does work for Merriweather’s emotive voice.
So far Daniel Merriweather has mainly done exclusive appearances, mainly covering TV and Festivals.
However, a peak at his official website reveals that the touring seems to have begun.
Behind the massive production of Red stands Mark Ronson!
‘Red‘ was the second single off Australian Daniel Merriweather’s second album ‘Love & War’ which was produced by Mark Ronson.
Previous to Love & War Merriweather recorded an album in 2006 entitled The Fifth Season, however, this first album was never released.
After an initial release of Change in February 2009 Merriweather released Red in May 2009 and entered the UK chart at #5 where it remained for a month and got good circulation on U.K radio, by many it was even tipped song of the year.
The video for Red was shot in Brooklyn and directed by Anthony Mandler who is one of the top video directors around with videos by Rhianna, Jay-Z, The Killers, John Legend and Mary J Blidge behind him.
The video is a dramatic feast of shadows and angles shot with a hand held camera.
Both the video and the song production goes well with other artists released during 2009 like The Script who incidentally are on the same label as Merriweather.
There is little doubt that Red is the song that launched Daniel Merriweather to the world.
Spy Tunes version of Red is much slower than the original, you decide what you think works best when you play your own version of this song.