Growing up in Preston, David Morely Hale, known musically as dMh, cultivated a rich musical future when he received classical training in Liverpool. Amid pursuits in acting and audiobook narration, we’ve seen periodic releases from the artist. Now, dMh is now set to release his most exciting work to date, covers album ‘Songs From The North’.
The first teaser of this project comes in the form of ‘Disorder’, originally performed by the formidable rock outfit Joy Division. The ‘Unknown Pleasures’ icon is reworked from introspective despair to a vibrant cheer. A sense of homage to the Salford-band in his arrangements, dMh outputs pulsing synth bass lines, reverberant acoustic guitar and sharp electronic drums. It’s a track that would no doubt intrigue the original masterminds, with the jubilant atmosphere contrasting yet complimenting the essence of Joy Division’s writing.
dMh shares, “The track, as with all those on the forthcoming album was a labour of love exercising my muso, arranging and production chops by putting new flesh on the bare bones of a classic song to hopefully give it a worthy, new parallel existence and not creating a Frankensteinian monster or enraging too many puritans in the process.”
With past recognition from esteemed platforms BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 ‘Songs From The North,’ promises to captivate audiences with eleven tracks of thoughtful reimaginations. Expect music from The Fall, Jethro Tull, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Human League to have a new earworm outlet.
‘Disorder’ is out now, give it a listen here: