Having trained at Berklee in Boston and mastered several instruments, Austin songwriter Dave Madden‘s built up quite the reputation over his career, not only as a songwriter but indeed as a thoughtful arranger and synthesizing music theorist. Madden made his studio debut in 2007 with Anything Goes, and has since been nabbed to play with the likes of Fastball, Steve Miller, and Mark Mothersbaugh.
This Grammy voting member’s standing as a “musician’s musician” helped him corral a whopping twenty-one collaborators for his newly released single and music video, featuring Houston’s Ray Smith and Fayettes members Akina Adderley and BettySoo (among nineteen notable others). Complete with a horn and string section, “Can I Borrow Your Love” is an impressively orchestral undertaking that navigates across several styles with ease, and its visual counterpart goes to show the unifying power of music even when we can’t jam in person.
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