Follow the Arrow
Album Description: "Follow The Arrow" is an eclectic mix of genres with it's own stamp of distinction. The album starts off with bluesy "No No Daddy", in which a young daughter leaves her pastoral paradise for a life in the city. Pop ballads "Believe" and "When It Rains" alternately address themes of faith and loneliness. The humorous "Little Things Change" pokes fun at our modern habits. Rock and roll "Rough" pounds out a salute to Blue Collar Man. "Lazy Melody" has an upbeat 50s flavor, and "Take Or Leave It" is matter-of-fact and defiant. "From This World" evokes a sense of melancholy, while "Papparazzi" takes a satirical stab at the visual press. The album concludes with the soulful "Follow The Arrow", and it's own unique love song "I'll Never Be Alone". Bio: Brian Flynn is a singer/songwriter who performs an eclectic mix of original music ranging in style from pop, blues, rock, gospel, soul and jazz to his own distinctive vibe. Accompanying himself on the keyboard, he is compared to such artists as Billy Joel and Elton John, while certain of his tunes evoke the whimsical rhythms of Jimmy Buffet or the blue-collar grit of Bruce Springsteen. Flynn has been playing the piano "by ear" since he was thirteen years old, and has cultivated an intuitive feel for the instrument. He has a passion for composing lyrics and a burning desire to perform. "There's nothing like playing in front of a live audience, whether it's 5 people, 500 or 5,000. There's just no substitute." Having graduated from Bates College as a Theatre/English major, Flynn has a wealth of stage experience, and is right at home in front of a crowd. While he is happy to be promoting his first album, Flynn has written many more songs which he intends to release in the future. What's next? More shows! More original records! That's the plan! Review: From the lead-off romp, "No No Daddy" to the angry "Papparrazzi, to the more contemplative title track, it has soul. Daniel Hartill, Lewiston Sun Journal, Monday, February 13, 2006.