Too Busy Dreamin'
Monkey Records is proud to present Too Busy Dreamin, the debut album from a major new song-writing talent, Chris Hurn.
Inspired by the likes of Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen he began to write a collection of songs that would soon become his first album. Although heavily influenced by his folk heroes, he draws upon a wide range of genres and styles of music. As well as having a soft spot for modern pop and rock, Chris has spent a considerable amount of time soaking up 60's pop groups, notably The Mamas and the Papas, The Beatles and the Kinks.
Coming from a multi-instrumental background, Chris commenced his musical endeavours at a young age with the piano and a cheap plastic recorder. His first album is heavily based around the acoustic guitar but whistles, clicks, claps, harmonica and harmonies also play a big part in the sound. Astonishingly, Chris plays all the instruments on his debut as well as mixing and producing it himself. His lyrics reveal a world-wise maturity far beyond his years and coupled with his knack for writing catchy melodies, he seems sure to secure himself a place amongst New Zealand's fine new generation of singer/songwriters such as Liam Finn, James Milne and Connan Mockasin.
Too Busy Dreamin was recorded in 2010 in his Lower Hutt home studio, and mastered by Dave Cooley (Serge Gainsbourg, Polyphonic Spree, Opensouls) in LA. The suitably summery music video for the first single from the album Whatcha Got has also been released recently.
|1.||Watcha Got||3:11||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|2.||Only One I Need||3:31||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|3.||The Things We Do||4:31||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|4.||Day of My Escape||4:18||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|5.||All I Really Want||4:34||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|6.||I'm Doing Fine||3:08||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|7.||More Than Words||4:29||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|8.||Love and Silly Little Things||3:06||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|9.||Mean Streets||3:53||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|10.||Too Busy Dreamin||5:03||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|11.||An Honest Man||2:45||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|
|12.||Thank You and Goodnight||8:14||MP3||NZ $1.99||Play||Buy|