He may be a manic depressive and a schizophrenic, have been celebrated by Kurt Cobain and so the story goes once removed the ignition key from a two-seater plane he was in forcing the pilot to crash land, but never let it be forgotten that at his best Daniel Johnston was also a rather brilliant songwriter.
And it’s songs that we’re focussing on here, because as we’ve already written at some length in previous blog posts the debut album from Danny Coughlan aka Crybaby is chock full of great songs. If you haven’t already heard it let us guide you first towards I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The LoveThat I Lost. A title that could easily sit amongst Morrissey’s finest, evocative spine-tingling lyrics and a melody to die for, it gives a great introduction to Crybaby. Our only disappointment is that as yet the album really hasn’t had as much publicity as it deserves – but maybe that’s because Coughlan’s music sounds snugly out of time.
Further publicity will come with a new four track digital EP released in September which will include We’re Supposed To Be In Love (a highlight of the album) and this cover version of the Daniel Johnston song the original of which is currently featuring in this advert. It’s one great songwriter, covering another great songwriter; the results of course can only be wonderful. It's currently available as a free download.
Crybaby - True Love Will Find You In The End