“Dreams Keep Callin” Calvin Love

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day' is "Dreams Keep Callin" by Calvin Love. The track is off the singer/songwriter's forthcoming relese Highway Dancer
"Dreams Keep Callin" by Calvin Love

singer-songwriter Calvin Love has announced his forthcoming release, Highway Dancer, will come out on October 26th via Modern Sky USA. Along with the news, Calvin Love will be hitting the road for a North American tour. Stops include a residency in Los Angeles in September, and a string of dates with The Sheepdogs.

Calvin Love on Highway Dancer:

“The songs you hear on this album were compiled from a larger collection over the past three years. Many of the songs are the subconscious soundtrack to my life and travels before my mind had a chance to conceive them. Inspiration came from everything that attracted my inner soul to the external forces and beauty this world has to offer.”

A blue moon, a hitchhiker, a generous drifter, Love has always been influenced by his restless spirit—there was a move from his native Edmonton, Alberta to Europe at 18, a couple of years in LA, and a few more spent everywhere else you can think of—with Love developing his particular mix of lo-fi indie and darkly, atmospheric pop along the way. But it’s Highway Dancer where a new kind of road-noir comes to the forefront—his usual shades of deep scarlet and aubergine now laced with the clay-red of the Badlands and the ice-blue glow of the dashboard. From the opening minutes, the dreamy synths and lonesome sax of “Wildflower” drop you into the driver’s seat as you feel the white lines passing—a blur on the way to your unknown destination. Then something like“Highway Dancer” drifts in, like another station on the AM radio you forgot was on while your mind began to stray—reflections on the miles, the streets, the faces you’ve left behind.

“Many of the songs are the subconscious soundtrack to my life and travels before my mind had a chance to conceive them–from the endless highways of North America to the Hutong alleys of Beijing. I don’t chase the songs they chase me.”

Calvin Love
Highway Dancer
Modern Sky USA

1. Soundtrack Of My Dreams
2. You Got Me Runnin’
3. Highway Dancer
4. The Coin, The Stick, The Take
5. Dreams Keep Callin’
6. What Is Reality?
7. A Thousand Years
8. Shadows
9. No Goodbyes
10. Prairie Thunder Jazz Dream
11. Wildflower


9.2 – Los Angeles, CA @ La Petite Poubelle#
9.9 – Los Angeles, CA @ La Petite Poubelle#
9.16 – Los Angeles, CA @ La Petite Poubelle#
9.23 – Toronto, CAN @ Modern Sky Festival
9.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ La Petite Poubelle#
9. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ La Petite Poubelle#
10.2 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos*
10.4 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room*
10.5 – Dallas, TX @ Rustic*
10.6 – San Antonio, TX @ Rustic*
10.7 – Houston, TX @ The Continental Club*
10.10 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*
10.11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge*
10.12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Peppermint Club*
10.13 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
10.14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
10.16 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s*
10.17 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern*
10.18 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory*
10.19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban*
10.21 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive*

# w/ Jenna Putnam
* w/ The Sheepdogs