Indie Music Stop/C.W. Ross
By C.W. Ross
David Homyk was born in Canada, raised in Virginia, and now calls New York City home. He got an early start with his music when at eight years old he began composing songs on the piano, inspired by his love of Scott Joplin and early Ragtime jazz musicians.
He list his music influences now to include, Pink Floyd, JoJo, Tom Petty, along with, Kurt Cobain and Roger Waters, who he credits for being a musician.
Musically he’s been described as a blend of Maroon 5 and James Blunt, while vocally he’s been compared to artist like, Liam Gallagher (Oasis), and Justin Timberlake.
Homyk is a multi-faceted person. Academically he’s received several different college level degrees. Musically he’s worked as a record producer. He had too much talent though to not be in front of the microphone.
While working as a record producer refining his sound a big break came when he begun incorporating his signature drum-tracks and style into Beyoncé Knowles songs. The remixes were a hit and caught the eye of Beyoncé’s father, and music industry mogul Matthew Knowles. Homyk relocated to New York City where he has been writing songs and producing tracks for a wide range of artists.
He’s worked with Beyoncé Knowles, Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Cherish, Cheri Dennis, J-Harris, Sunshine Anderson, and Aqualeo.
True Story is the debut release from Homyk. This 8-track CD is filled with soulful pop music that will have the ladies swooning. David, with his boyish charm’s look, sings a lot about love in his songs. Unfortunately a lot of the times it’s about failed or failing love.
You’ve heard of a one-man band well Homyk takes it one step further being a one-man everything. Here’s his album credit’s, vocals, piano, guitar, bass, composer, song writer, producer, engineer, arranger, drum sequencing, sound design/ drum design, bass keyboards, choir, backup vocals, synth layering, string arrangement, vocal arrangement, mixing, mastering, photo processing and rendering, branding, graphic design and layout. The only other album credit is Romer Pedron for Photography.
On True Story you’ll find 6 songs plus two versions of, “Hard to Make a Friend.” That song both kicks off and ends the CD. The first version of it, a radio edit is a nice piano lead ballad. The second version of it, the original, goes for more of a fun route complete with tons of bass parts, along with helium/chipmunk like vocals scattered throughout it.
Personally my favorite tracks were, “All in All,” and “Knock, Knock.” These songs offer up a nice dance pop feel on them.
David Homyk’s many talents shine brightly on True Story, making it a release that you need to checkout.