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Dan writes music steeped in timeless roots traditions, laced with lyrical twists that narrate modern life.
Delivered in warm, hushed tones, They Care For You opens the record with a forever love song set to a circling acoustic guitar phrase. Single release, My Heart Doesn t Age (It Just Gets Older) offers wry observations about staying young inside, with a casual spoken verse and chorus sung over a rolling rhythm and guitar figure. With its wheezing accordion, body image theme and wannabe fashion model subject, the bittersweet Three Bodies is more of a waltzing whirligig. Whilst the jaunty jogging banjo of The Fire Of Lust has a definite shanty flavour.
Dan describes his approach to song writing: I write in a bid for clarity. Sometimes thoughts get mixed up, or misunderstood. I believe we hold each other in the communal cradle of our actions, of our words too, and of course (the fun bit in my opinion) our expression.
Dan s father worked in radio and his parent s record collection ignited his passion for music as a child: I was drawn soul singers like Wilson Pickett/Otis Redding and songwriters such as Neil Young, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and Elton John. In recent years I ve loved Ron Sexsmith, John Grant, Eels, Anthony and Loney, Dear.
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