Recently several US artists have sought material from Colin including former Blackstreet member Chauncey Black (Universal/Motown), Sean Price and Brick and Lace (Geffen). Before long, producing records for other artists left Colin itching to develop his own career as a singer/songwriter. Don't Think Less of Me is the result of that itch - an 11 song debut album written, performed, arranged and produced entirely by Colin himself. Despite his background, Colin's solo music doesn't bear much resemblance to his urban production. Instead, the album features lots of block piano chords, jangly guitars and hooky melodies, owing more to Colin's love of early Van Morrison, The Beatles and Tin Pan Alley than Dr Dre.
Lyrically, the LP features songs about trying to figure things out: life, love, leaving home. There's even a song about writing songs. The first single, World of Pain, is emblematic of the disc; driving and insistent, it defies listeners to not tap their toes or hum along, while revealing a lyric which is both thoughtful and introspective. When Colin sings: "A time for you and / A time for me." you get the sense that the lyric might be slightly prophetic.
It's starting to look like Colin Munroe's time to shine. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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