Here is an album that you guys and girls who like modern singer songwriters need to check out. The Swedish 37 year old Simo Elvnäs delivers a really solid piece of plastic with strong melodies, lyrics and hisdistinctive soothing and smooth style vocals. Really impressive. Everything produced in a very good way by Glen Scott who've worked with Eric Bibb, Ron Sexsmith, Stephen Simmonds and Sarah Dawn Finer to name a few. If you like names like Gary Jules, Matt Nathanson and Joe Henry will have a friend in this guy and his music. The duet "I Will Change It All" with Frida Öhrn is one of the most beautiful songs coming from Sweden for a long time.
John Mellencamp was never comfortable with the fact that he had changed his name to the stage name ´Johnny Cougar´. However, his success made it difficult to change back, so in the 80s he became the hybrid John Cougar Mellencamp.