John Myrtle has shared the nostalgic new single, ‘Get Her Off My Mind’.
The song has a feeling of old-school British cool seeping out of it and feels like a vintage pop-song from the golden era of music in the 1960s. ‘Get Her Off My Mind’ is a ravishing track that feels remarkable to come out in 2021. In a time when new artists are embracing technology and making futuristic sounds, Myrtle has taken the opposite approach and it’s paid off dramatically on his latest effort. The track’s impetus relies on the immense strength of the melody that creates a chorus that will live-around in your head for the rest of the day after hearing it.
Myrtle is a Birmingham-raised, London-based singer-songwriter who released his debut EP, Here’s John Myrtle, back in 2019. Since then, he’s kept quiet, but his comeback single is a joyous way to announce that Myrtle is still here, stronger than ever.
On ‘Get Her Off My Mind’, Myrtle states: “This song was written a long time ago and has stayed with me throughout the years, so to finally give it a release is both exciting and relieving! I remember I was listening to a lot of The Beach Boys at the time, and just a lot of classic 60s pop which I guess is what I listen to anyway. Here though, I wanted to do a song that was just a very simple, catchy 3 minute pop song, like a Monkees track or something!”
Myrtle added: ‘I’ve actually had this song recorded so many times in various studios and it was never what I wanted. When I learnt how to record myself it was like I was enlightened!'”
If you didn’t know better, you’d never hazard a guess for a moment that this song wasn’t from the era that Myrtle takes such influence from, and he does the sound justice. Could Myrtle end up spearheading a ’60s revival? If so, we’re here for it!