Posted August 19, 2015 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Michael Cullen – “Cha Cha Cha D’Amour”

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I’ve featured veteran Australian singer-songwriter Michael Cullen in the past, specifically the tracks “Nothing Special” and “Do You Believe?“. Both were fine representations of what makes Cullen’s music so appealing; his strong baritone and deep atmospheric tendencies results in an emotional yet hook-laden rock sound reminiscent of Aussie greats The Church, who Cullen worked with since the mid ’90s. “Nothing Special” was a cut off his most recent album True Believer, released last year. Now the Sydney musician has a new single out called “Cha Cha Cha D’Amour”, a fine display of Cullen’s hypnotic draw. Cullen’s influences like Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits are apparent, but Cullen manages to maintain a sound entirely of his own ilk. With Cullen’s baritone, dark guitar twangs, and nonchalant darkness, the track wouldn’t be a terrible candidate for the True Detective soundtrack, come to think of it. Another quality effort from Cullen, for sure.

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