In his solo debut, Dave Martyn takes the listener for a ride on the roller coaster of faith, love, and commitment. This eclectic set of songs, which draws from world music, jazz, pop, r&b and rock, is carefully crafted into a concept album tells a story that is both deeply personal and universal. The album, which was single-handedly written, performed and produced by Dave, takes the listener on a 'joyride' through the exhilaration, contemplation, frustration, and peace that one experiences as a romance grows and matures. Many of the lyrics are rooted in the book of Psalms, but they bear a contemporary style and a disarming earnestness. At the core of each song is a memorable melody and a heartfelt expression of something that is both beautiful and powerful. Whether you're a headbanger or hepcat, young or old, you will hear new sounds and contemplate new ideas each time you take the 'joyride.' Thanks for your interest in Dave's music! We hope you find a refreshing perspective and a healthy dose of 'joy' as you listen. Please drop us a line and tell us what you think, or take a moment to post a review.