File under: Pop-rock, Alt-pop
Influences: Coldplay, Maroon 5, The Killers, The Feeling, Neil Young, Bob Dylan
DD Allen’s bold new single ‘Seattle Lights’ (24 Apr 2020) is a richly textured immersive affirmation that rock music still has a long way to go
Fresh off the back of supporting LA-based Vintage Trouble in the Netherlands, a sold-out show at the Lighthouse, Poole, English singer-songwriter and guitarist DD Allen announces the release of his new single.
‘Seattle Lights’ is available to purchase worldwide on all major media providers from 24 Apr 2020.
In his latest release, Allen takes inspiration from polished pop-rockers Maroon 5, Coldplay and The Feeling to explore a deeply layered sound he describes as “rocked-up alt-pop”.
It’s a vibrant sound with melodies that sweep effortlessly between chugging guitar verses and soaring choruses rich in overdriven guitars, synth and piano.
At the heart, lies Allen’s emotive storytelling as he waxes lyrical about people, places and situations with consummate metaphorical artistry.
“Imagination is incredibly powerful”, muses Allen. “You can take the lyrics of a song and turn it into something incredibly personal. As a listener, nobody else sees what you see in your mind. You own the song.”
On Seattle Lights, Allen teams up with internationally acclaimed composer and keyboardist Isaac Aryee to produce the record.
Aryee, whose 27-year career includes recording and touring with Will Young, Elton John, McFly, Sunk Anansie, Lionel Ritchie and many more brings a new dimension to the sound claims Allen:
“I felt the time’s right to explore how pop can influence traditional rock in a new and exciting way. I want to give discerning music listeners a sound that’s soaked in detail but still stays honest.”
2020 tour dates are yet to be announced, although a release-party headline show takes place at The Brook in Southampton on 08/04/2020.
Official site: https://ddallen.com
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/DDAllenAppleMusic
DD Allen first rose to prominence when he supported James Blunt on the Bournemouth leg of 2014/15 Moon Landing tour.
His undeniable voice and heartfelt lyrics have earned widespread recognition on both sides of the Atlantic.
Supported by a tightly-knit bad, Allen’s rousing live performances are responsible for sold-out shows, a string of UK festival appearances, and a 2019 European tour support for LA-based funked-up rock and rollers Vintage Trouble.