Song + Video : David Bronson : “Times”

Throw in Mick Ronson, a glitter-kid spacesuit (with a mouth hole for singing), and a bit more in the way of unforgettable hooks, and I’d think David Bronson’s solo debut was vintage David Bowie. Bronson has it all: the confessional narratives writ larger by dramatic highs and lows. The build-up to rock ‘n’ roll-based payoffs. The inherent sense of textures, beats, and something that can only be described as movementStory would be perfect for a train ride from a failed relationship into a new life. Oh, and the video below reveals that Bronson even has his own Ronson – I don’t know the name of the guy playing leads, but I’d say he’s a keeper.

The first installment in a series Bronson’s calling The Long Lost Story was purportedly motivated by the musician’s experience of, yes, a failed relationship… that “destabilized Bronson and thrust him into a slate-cleaning, introspective quest.”

I don’t know if anyone’s ever done a poll. But it seems to me that unrequited/lost/f..ked-up love has prompted more great music than tends to emerge from the kissy-happy, puppy dog variety. If Story is just the start of Bronson’s solo musical journey, I have no choice other than to wish for him a sucky love life.

MP3 : David Bronson – Times

Story is out now, and attainable through Bronson’s site here.

Post by Mary Leary

  • David Bronson

    October 8, 2012 [ 10:10 pm ]

    Wow, very big thank you, Mary Leary, for a seriously excellent (and very astute, if I do say so myself 😉 review of the record, song, and motivating forces behind. You are one bad-ass, talented writer.

    Yours, DB

    p.s. my very own Ronson is none other than the amazing Robbie ‘Seahag’ Mangano (and he’s just as good on bass!)

  • Mary

    October 9, 2012 [ 5:29 pm ]

    Thanks for helping to make my day, David! Listening to your music has been a pleasure. Matter of fact, gonna play the video right now – I’m hitting the usual coffee plateau, & your music is just as stimulating…

  • David Bronson

    October 19, 2012 [ 1:51 pm ]

    Why thank you so much, Mary – you just made mine. Very best, DB

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