Rooms of Light
David McLean is a singer/song writer whose passion for music is fueled by the mystery of the human soul and the spiritual calling of the heart. Hard to define or put in a specific genre, one might describe his music as folk with an edge, or 'bardic' acoustic rock with a Celtic soul and American roots. David shares the journey of this disc with a number of friends. Various instrumental and vocal contributions by his musical neighbors on the coast of Maine join David and his acoustic guitar. Phil Clement and Sam Clement add their distinct style of mandolin and electric guitar to the mix of songs, as well as friends Jamie Flynn with vocals and acoustic guitar, and Mike Lovely on the drums. Maria Irrera's vocal arrangements, keyboard, and lyrical background harmonies complement David's soulful voice and profoundly influence the music. Rooms Of Light is a collection of original songs that explore the relationships that fill our lives. We have wrestled with the same heart and soul issues forever. Through musical expression and story telling the timelessness of our experience continues. Our personal stories will disappear into the mists of time, yet we continue to share the same human thread. Rooms Of Light is a continuation of spirit through song. The journey in Rooms Of Light takes the listener from the here and now struggle with what our children and ourselves absorb from the t.v. and radio (Babel On), to a look at an ancient MacLean Clan legend put to song (The Headless Horseman), to a call to action against the people who are bringing nations to war even when the majority of the people of the world call for a different path to be taken (The Circle Is Broken). All shed light on our human condition. And in that light, the hope that peace will prevail.