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Days Like These by Phil Martin’s Drive (MR Records)

Days Like These by Phil Martin’s Drive (MR Records)

Days Like These by Phil Martin’s Drive (MR Records)

Imagine the warmth of AOR melodic rock with grand progressive inflections found within, and you are only beginning to uncover the auditory artistry of Phil Martin’s Drive. The perfect soundtrack to travelling the glorious highways of this life we live, Days Like These by Phil Martin’s Drive may only possess six songs, but each selection is a rich and rewarding tapestry. Opening with the should-be hit single Ordinary, this track alone would launch any band into melodic rock greatness.

Inside View is vast and powerful with its insightful lyrics and epic melodies. Not The Real Thing presents a towering sound that is supremely emotional, featuring a gripping chorus that will remain with you for ages. Fuel & Fire will scorch your stereo speakers with its kaleidoscopic soundscapes while You Are Amazing is breathtaking hard rock perfection with its dazzling “you’re my God” inflections. And then closing out the journey of Days Like These is the gorgeously serene Emily, a song of apology and need that should move the hearts of the even the most jaded of music critic.

A member of Janz who were briefly signed to CBS Records in the late 80’s before disbanding, the long hiatus of Phil Martin is now over! And with the unveiling of Days Like These, Phil Martin’s Drive is taking a spin headfirst into the biz once more – and the results should appeal to all types of fans who absolutely demand passion and inspiration within their music! Phil Martin’s Drive delivers, and definitely has released one of the most memorable EP’s of 2021!

(Review by Ken Morton)

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