Daniel Young, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, unveils the first single, “Help Us Get Along,” from his highly anticipated album, “Leave It Out To Dry,” set to release on February 2, 2024. This new single serves as a Stones-inspired sonic journey, featuring twin-guitar leads, heavy-mic-bleed, and a horn-driven plea that charges towards solace.
While Young’s upcoming album still embraces familiar influences such as country and western, early ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, and observational songwriting reminiscent of John Prine, there’s a newfound edge and urgency that permeates many of the tracks. The album signifies a breakthrough, showcasing Young’s evolution as an artist.
The band behind Daniel Young’s musical vision includes a stellar lineup of Daniel Young: Electric guitars, percussion, vocals, M. Horton Smith: Electric guitar, Dylan Schorer: Lap steel guitar, Ryan Tanner: Vocals, Marcus Bently: Bass guitar, Ronnie Strauss: Drums, Joshy Soul: B3 organ, Denney Fuller: Trumpet, Patrick Buie: Trombone, Candido Abeyta: Saxophone.
The ensemble came together for the recording of the album at Orchard Studio, Salt Lake City, UT. Influences ranging from The Band, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Dolly Parton, to Emmylou Harris, collectively shape the unique soundscapes presented in Young’s music. Daniel Young and his band have graced the stage as a supporting act for renowned artists such as Steve Miller Band, Grace Potter, The Steel Wheels, Larry Campbell, and Teresa Williams. They’ve left an indelible mark on festivals like Red Wing Roots, Merlefest, and OFOAM.
Reflecting on Young’s music, reviews highlight the persistent influences but note a transformative shift, describing the music as “filtered through something gnarlier, more unsettled.” There’s a noticeable urgency and ragged edge that feels like a breakthrough.
The single and the entire album were recorded at Orchard Studio, SLC, UT. The meticulous production involved tracking, mixing, and mastering by Daniel Young, with collaborative efforts from Ryan Tanner.
The single urges listeners to shift their focus, emphasizing the importance of delving into art and creativity rather than succumbing to the narratives dictated by the news. Young advocates for writing, observing art, living in the present, and spending quality time with friends and family. In Young’s musical evolution, his work is described as reaching the great beyond. As he acknowledges, sometimes, when you sing to the abyss, it sings back, echoing the profound depth and introspection embedded in his creations.
Daniel Young’s “Help Us Get Along” serves as a compelling prelude to the forthcoming album, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in a sonic experience that transcends boundaries and captures the essence of authentic musical expression. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PRE-ORDER ‘Leave it out to Dry’
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