MUTLU ONARAL who simply uses his first name is a blue eyed soul man who holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall’s acclaimed, award-winning TV show “Live from Daryl’s House”. He’s also toured extensively with Daryl and John Oates and it’s the classic sound of Hall and Oates that Mutlu channels on his new 7 track mini album, ‘Good Trouble’.
Lyrically the LP touches on topics like societal change, inequality, depression, and hardship but sonically it’s classic guitar-led blue eyed soul. Hear that sound at its best on the big production that is ‘Nothing In This Whole Wider World’ – a duet, in fact, with John Oates; for a classic H & O sound then also try ‘Oh My Girl’ – a lovely, gentle ballad delivered in a sweet falsetto.
The album’s lead single is the syncopated ‘Lifeline’ who’s lyrics give the album its title – “truth and love is well worth the struggle. It won’t come easy but it’s worth some good trouble”.
MUTLU: Good Trouble’ is out now