David Guez describes his music as ‘out of step with the times’ and while his album certainly takes influences from some of his musical heroes, lyrically an artist emerges who has taken time to observe the world around him.
With a background littered with musical influence ‘my great-grandfather and great-uncle were both renowned Oriental musicians, they played the violin and the lute and travelled throughout North Africa’, Guez began writing songs before he could play an instrument.
His obsession with music began after discovering his mother’s record collection and listening to The Beatles over and over again. His initial motivation for songwriting was to emulate his musical heroes. He was struck by the musical integrity of artists such as Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, Donald Fagen, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.