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MICHAEL McDERMOTT – WHAT IN THE WORLD

Release Date June 12 2020

MICHAEL McDERMOTT’S WHAT IN THE WORLD FURTHER CEMENTS HIS PLACE AS ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST IMPORTANT SONGWRITERS.

Simply put, What in the World is a rock and roll/singer-songwriter tour de
force in a career full of them. “I could have been a contender,” Michael sings, and in the heroic context of the music it comes off not so much a sigh as a celebration: a glorious middle finger to the gods who picked him as the next boy wonder three decades ago and then cut him loose to leave him
wallowing by the side of the road. It’s been a hard slog since those days, and
there came a time when Michael crawled inside a bottle and pulled the cork
tight over his head. “I’m sure you know the story,” he says, “record deal early, some modicum of success, and then the long slow descent and destruction. Jail, rehab, fortunate enough to be alive, man.” It’s been six years now since he’s bellied up to the bar, and the clear-headed candour suffused in What in the World is evidence of a vital artist who’s still a contender. Like Cool Hand Luke, he’s been knocked down 99 times and gotten back up a 100. And What in the World is a record by a man who knows who he is. Bloody and unbowed.

Tracklisting:

01 What In The World (4:58)
02 New York, Texas (5:35)
03 Blue Eyed Barmaid (5:20)
04 The Things You Want (4:19)
05 The Veils of Veronica (5:49)
06 Die With Me (4:13)
07 Contender (3:57)
08 Mother Emanuel (4:39)
09 No Matter What (4:13)
10 Until I Found You (3:07)
11 Positively Central Park (4:53)
12 What In The World (acoustic demo) (Bonus Track)(4:34)

All songs by Michael McDermott

Website Michael McDermott

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