Hearing Dan Sonenberg must be a lot like learning of Randy Newman for the first time.
You assume that such songwriters would exist, but it’s hard to fathom they’d waste their minds on writing pop tunes. Still, we’re fortune Mr. Sonenberg has. His method on Don’t play has him carry the listener to several genres (folk, glam rock, balladry) with ease.
There’s a bit of everything in here, including some Diamond Dogs-era flashiness. Real songwriters know how to pack a full bag, and still get it through customs.