New Music Critique: John Salaway

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Contact: johnsalaway@gmail.com

Web: johnsalaway.com

Seeking: Film/TV
Style: Pop-Rock, Singer-Songwriter

This talented artist has the ability to channel a healthy amount of Beatles-ish pop-rock into his work, making music that is uber-catchy and hyper-melodic. Definitely an artist who’s ripe for film/TV placements. The easygoing “Only Love Can Save Us Now” has a light, bright, airy mood topped off by Salaway’s voice, which possesses a strong likeness to Harry Nilsson, along with an occasional shade of John Lennon. Salaway downshifts to a sombre tone for “Bless Your Heart” while maintaining a consistent sweetness in his message. He rocks out on “Shine” with guitar licks and edgy vocals countered by a softer bridge section. Power-pop fans of classic acts like Big Star will want to seek out Salaway.