Seth Swirsky’s highly-anticipated album Watercolor Day is the latest mastermind project from the hit songwriter and co-leader of the acclaimed, British- Invasion-minded, The Red Button.
Swirsky’s brilliantly constructed pop songs on Watercolor Day will be showcased on AOL Music’s ‘Spinner LP Listening Party’ May 17-23 for music fans to get full preview of the album. The CD will be officially released on May 18 in stores. Fans can also purchase a signed advance copy now on www.seth.com.
Music media, along with music-industry tastemakers and artists are already praising the project. The influential pop critic, John M. Borack declared “Seth Swirsky’s ‘Watercolor Day’ is the first great power pop record of 2010” in his recent album review in Goldmine Magazine.
Renowned film director, Cameron Crowe, is a huge fan of the record himself: "Watercolor Day is a gorgeous pop puzzle, and every piece is perfection. It's a rainy day classic, and a sunny day masterpiece."
Jack Oliver, (President of The Beatles label, Apple Records,1969-1971) said, "On Watercolor Day, Seth Swirsky’s irresistibly melodic tunes are in full bloom. He has the remarkable ability to capture the sounds and vibe of 60s and 70s pop music and lay it before us as something new. A treat for those of us who love pure pop music from that era."
"Watercolor Day is a sonic bouquet of delicious melodies, melt-in-your-mouth harmonies, warm butterscotch guitars that jangle and shine. Guaranteed to raise a smile!" exclaimed Susanna Hoffs of the pop group, The Bangles.
For Swirsky, Watercolor Day is a true state of mind. “Every day is a watercolor day, different feelings, different emotions all running together as greens and blues run together in a watercolor painting.” he says.
Some taste-making pop music blogs are enthusiastically praising Watercolor Day. Powerpopaholic.com says, "This fantastic album is pure summer sweetness distilled and I am proud to list it in my year end top ten."
The premiere Harry Nilsson site, For The Love Of Harry, commented, “For his second solo album, 2010's Watercolor Day, Swirsky offers this absolutely winning tribute to Harry Nilsson entitled, "(I Never Knew You) Harry," which is filled to the brim with Nilsson-esque harmonies, references and vibes.”
Absolutepowerpop.com said: "It almost goes without saying that Watercolor Day is an easy top 10 of '10 candidate for the creative pop genius who made up one-half of The Red Button."
Swirsky spent years as a staff songwriter for EMI, writing a number of global hits for a startling variety of artists, including Taylor Dayne (“Tell it to My Heart”), Al Green (“Love is a Beautiful Thing”), Rufus Wainwright , Jane Weidlin, Tina Turner, Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson amongst others. He has garnered more than 30 gold and platinum records and numerous ASCAP songwriting awards.
Swirsky has also created three best-selling books about baseball and takes pride in a very special collection of baseball memorabilia. Additionally, he’s just completed a documentary called “Beatles Stories,” which features reminiscences of the Fab Four from the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley, Graham Nash, Sir George Martin, Justin Hayward and over 60 more.
The stories behind each of the songs on Watercolor Day, musician credits and more can be found at Watercolorday.com . More on Seth Swirsky at Seth.com.