Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
John McKinstry makes his solo debut after being in the band the Skanksters. A recent two year “walkabout”( I can never hear that word without thinking of Crocodile Dundee), inspired the singer to make this music.
Mary Celeste is a joyous celebration of life, McKinstry singing in a relaxed fashion to a solid backing.
Crackdown is a bit rougher, a catchy rhythm underpinning the melody.
Andean Heights is a reggae-tinged track about the joys of climbing mountains.
The title song is about daring to hope for a change in these troubled times and is as upbeat as they come. The singer sounds convincingly hopeful. His record is a great thing.
Listen to track samples
1 Devil I Know
2 Mary Celeste
5 Voice Upon the Wind
6 Andean Heights
7 Our Countries, Right or Wrong
9 Hopeful As a Rain Dance1
0 Baptized in Fire
11 Goliath Falling
12 3,000 Days1
13 Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day