Solo musician David Morris recently released his debut rock alternative album "Picture An Accident" under the artist name "Picture An Accident."
The album, based upon hardship and hope, was written, recorded and mixed entirely by Morris in a matter of months, from January 2010 to July 2010. David sings lead and supporting vocals, and plays all instruments, including guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards. The album features seven intricately crafted, rock-based songs, each with alternative twists and turns to invoke an emotional sound-stage-of-the-mind experience.
Morris' goal for the "Picture An Accident" debut was to create an album for those who crave a deeper listening experience. Morris feels the art of strong songwriting and storytelling is key. Morris refers to examples of great song crafting by bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Police, U2, Muse, VAST, and Foo Fighters. Morris notes how each group has consistently provided a high level of emotional impact with their songs, and how each band has stood the test of time. Morris says that he used these groups as a high watermark for the songwriting and recording of "Picture An Accident."
About the name:
David noted, "I decided to use 'Picture An Accident' as both an artist name and the name of the album. A lot of people ask what 'Picture An Accident' is. I came up with the name after a near miss car crash with an oncoming car that crossed over the line and headed right for my car. I quickly changed lanes and avoided it. That was when I noticed my imagination providing clear flashes as to what my car might have looked like had the accident taken place. I thought it would be interesting to have a name that connects to a built-in primal instinct within each of us. I also thought the name was interesting because it directs a person to do something. I don't recall many band names that do that."
About David Morris:
David was raised on the sound stages of Hollywood alongside his famous late father actor/director Howard Morris (from the legendary Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," "The Andy Griffith Show," various Mel Brooks' films, and many other films and TV shows). While growing up, David was involved with dozens of his father's productions. David used these experiences to develop "Picture An Accident."
In addition to creating music, David has directed dozens of productions, including national TV spots and specialized marketing and educational videos. He shot and directed the 30 second TV spot for the "Picture An Accident" release, airing next month on MTV, VH1 and Bravo. The spot can be seen here:
The album "Picture An Accident" is available at all major online music stores, including iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody, eMusic, and others.