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Monday 04th, April 2016 / 14:26
By Robyn Welsh
David Myles used “The Big Share” to get his music out in an unconventional way. Photo: Riley Smith

David Myles used “The Big Share” to get his music out in an unconventional way.
Photo: Riley Smith

CALGARY — David Myles has explored the world of music through listening to different genres and making records spontaneously, amalgamating whatever music he surrounds himself with at any given time. His new EP, Here Now, is fittingly how he feels both here and now. A take on contemporary pop music sewn together with Motown, Smokey Robinson, and classic soul, Here Now, is the musical offspring of Myles with frequent collaborator, Halifax-based hip-hop artist and producer, Classified.

When Myles declined a job offer in the early 2000s in order to pursue music professionally, he started by attending every open mic in every bar or coffee shop that would have him. From there, he gained enough traction and confidence to go on tour. He kept rolling, and hasn’t stopped since. But that’s just the kind of musician David Myles is — fueled with a dedication and passion for music off all styles and origins.

Now an established folk artist, Myles is a consummate professional. When he is not listening to music, he is puzzling the backbones of new songs. Once Myles develops a compelling new idea, he takes it to Classified, and together they bring it to life. In speaking to BeatRoute, Myles says that he and Classified gain a lot from each other. “We kind of build on each other’s energy and we are both real music fans and enthusiastic and like to work hard but we come from totally different musical worlds.” Their differences come together in the EP to break new ground for both artists.

Here Now will be formally released on April 8th, but Myles wanted a creative and contemporary way to release the EP, and thus, gave birth to “The Big Share.” This modern album launch has roots in his exploration of the historical movements of pop. The ultimate purpose of “The Big Share” is for people to share music and the way that it makes them feel with others. In March, the album was given to five super-fans who have since shared it with their friends, who shared it with their friends, eventually sending the EP all across the world. It’s an exercise in six degrees of separation, demonstrating how connected we are, but also how music connects and brings people together. Until the official release on April 8th, anyone can go online and track the progress of the EP as it floods new ears around the world, and perhaps if you are keenly connected you can scope it out for yourself and put yourself on Myles’ neon-coloured map on his website.

Myles hopes that listeners can find optimism and hope within his music. “In the ideal world, it probably sounds cliché or idealistic, but I really want people to feel connected to one another,” he says, “what’s so beautiful about music is that it can really pull people together.” And if readers ever need proof of that, David Myles has empirically proven it with an ambitious sharing project. Oh, and the music is pretty good as well.

David Myles plays several rural Albertan theatres from April 7th to 16th including TransCanada Theatre in Olds on the 13th, Horizon Stage on the 15th, and Bert Church on the 16th.

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