Back in December 2012, Hawaii’s own, Mike Love released his album The Change I’m Seeking. Since then, The Pier is on board with that change as we feature him this week as our MP3 Leak of the Week with the FREE download of the song, “Barbershop”. Grab it on the homepage & read more here..
You can download Mike Love’s “Barbershop” on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This download will only be available until Saturday, May 4th, 2013.
“The Change I’m Seeking” Background:
“Barbershop” is track 4 off Mike Love’s latest 13 track album The Change I’m Seeking.
Here’s what Mike Love had to say in regards to the song:
“Barbershop is a tune I wrote many years ago. It just kinda popped into my head one night on my way home from a gig. Over the years it has evolved as we’ve played it live. The whole ending with all the stops and everything came out of just messing around with it live. It’s been a favorite of fans for a while, so when it came time to pick songs for my album, it was an obvious choice. I like that it has a conscious, serious message, but its also lighthearted and playful. Give it a listen, I hope you enjoy it!”
The album, The Change I’m Seeking, was released in December 2012 and certainly reflects his various abilities. Peaceful harmonies abound and accompany his unique collaborations; the album weaves through everything from reggae to R&B sounds and he beautifully uses a wide range of instrumentation. It’s deeply passionate, and Mr. Love’s message of advocacy rings clear.
“On his new album, ‘The Change I’m Seeking,’ that talent is obvious in his captivating songwriting and soulful performances. I’m thankful that he is sharing these beautiful songs with all of us.”
– Jack Johnson
Mike Love Background:
Born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i Mike Love is first and foremost a father and a husband and a son. A vegan and spiritual person, but not religious. Music has been an integral part of Mike’s existence since before he can remember. “I can always remember singing, just singing wherever and whenever, no matter how bad I sounded, I just always loved to sing. I played a few different instruments and finally settled down on the guitar at around 16. Soon after, I started writing songs… I wrote at least 50 before I actually produced one I was proud of.”
Mike Love has shared the stage with many artists: Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many, many more. He has also collaborated with Paula Fuga, Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studios, Bambu Station, Ooklah the Moc, John Cruz, Tavana and many others.
Over the past few years his fan base has grown immensely, gaining the attention and support of music lovers and musicians, around the world. “The support I feel, has driven me to work harder than ever, musically. I have crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again.”
Mike Love Links:
Mike Love Website
Mike Love Facebook
Huge thanks again to Mike Love for sharing the song, “Barbershop”, to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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