Welcome to the official website for Chris Mullin, a Liverpool musician, songwriter and producer.
Liverpool musician Chris Mullin, at the moment is better known for being the bass player and co-songwriter with front man Digsy with their Liverpool band The Sums (ex Smaller), and he is also bass player for Hurricane #1 who had a string of hits in the 90’s and have recently reformed.
Now he is releasing his first solo project. Having always wrote and recorded songs in a home studio, these particular tracks were not the type of songs that would be put forward for the band to perform, as they are totally different in style/direction/subject matter. They’ve never been heard until now.
Mellow, melodic, dynamic, emotional, easy listening songs that are a far step way from his normal comfort zone, the contrast from the in your face indie rock to the subtle tones of this solo E.P will leave you pleasantly surprised.
Myself Fooling Me, is a 6 track solo E.P. written, produced and performed by Chris Mullin who whilst searching through the archives on old hard drives, decided it was about time to release some of his un heard music. The 6 tracks where chosen from many, but they sit nicely next to each other and it felt right to leave it at that, no more, no less.. Plus there are plans to release a series of E.P.s consisting of more experimental styles of music and some featured vocalists will be making appearances, so there is plenty to go around in many varying styles, including some unfinished demos and also recordings from his 90’s band Silverback!
The title track ‘Myself Fooling Me’ was written over 20 years ago and brought back to life more recently after Chris had a one on one jamming session with Paul McCartney a few years back. Chris & Paul played the song together a few times over and Macca contributed the mid 8 section to the song and also suggested the title Myself Fooling Me (which was originally ‘Fooling Myself’). Paul loved the song himself and during the session he also said “John (Lennon) would of loved that, the lyrics are great”, what a compliment!
Roll a phat one…Enjoy!
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Video for ‘Colour Of Pain’, taken from the E.P. – Myself fooling Me. OUT NOW!!!
Japanese Review _ Translation is below Original source: http://startripmusic.com/2017/04/15/chris-mullin/ 昨年行われたHurricane#1の来日公演にベーシストとして参加していたChris Mullin、その堅実なプレイとフランクな人柄に心を奪われた方も多いかと思います（私もその1人）。H#1以外にもThe Sums（元SmallerのPeter “Digsy” Deary率いるバンド。Noel Gallagherとは長年の親友で、Oasisの’Digsy’s Dinner’は彼のことを書いた曲）というバンドでも活動している彼が、キャリア初となるソロ音源 “Myself Fooling Me”をリリースしました。 ベーシストのソロというよりも、1人のシンガー/ソングライターの作品という印象で、アコースティック・ギターやピアノを軸に中期以降のビートルズを彷彿とさせる展開や味付けがサラリ、実にリバプール出身の彼らしい楽曲が並んでいます。なかでもタイトル・トラックの’Myself Fooling Me’、この曲にまつわるエピソードがすごい！この曲の名付け親がなんと…..Paul McCartney！20年以上前に書いた曲で、元々は ‘Fooling Myself’ というタイトルだったそうなんですが、数年前にPaulとセッションをする機会（！）があり、そこでこの曲を披露したところPaulが気に入り、何度か一緒に演奏することになったそうです。そこで、曲中のアイデアやタイトルの提案、そして、 “John (Lennon) would of loved that, the lyrics are great（ジョンもきっと気に入るよ！特に歌詞が素晴らしい！）” というメッセージをいただいたとのこと。つまり、ポールのお墨付き！というわけですね。羨ましいかぎりです。 全6曲、派手さはないのですが、聴けば聴くほど芳醇な出汁がじゅわっと染み出てくる、飽きの来ない好盤です。実に味わい深い作品。 SONG LISTING; 01. Hard Times 02. Lost At Sea 03. Colour Of Pain 04. No More 05. Who Took The Beat? 06. Myself […]