Dan Croll Debuts “How Close We Came”
Dan Croll has shared a new live video for his latest single “How Close We Came.” The track is his first new music since last year’s EP ‘On Top’
While the original was recorded at Montrose Recording in Richmond, Virginia with Spacebomb’s Matthew E. White (Natalie Prass, Flo Morrissey, Slow Club) alongside his four-piece house band, these new visuals see him strip back his release even further. As an exclusive performance for Taylor Guitars.
Adding about the new video, Dan said, “Really excited to share these songs I captured, including my new single “How Close We Came,” together with Taylor Guitars. When I first started playing music in my teens, I’d always dreamt of owning a Taylor guitar, but like any teenager, I was too broke and just continued to play an old nylon lying around the house. In an effort to improve some slipping (to put it kindly) academic grades, my dad promised to buy me a Taylor if I got into my first-choice university. Thankfully I did and I’ve been the proud owner of one for many years now! I took a drive down to San Diego to meet the team and spent the day filming in a beautiful space, and even got to enjoy some local beers from Harland Brewing.”
Dan Croll’s most recent album ‘Grand Plan’ chronicled the twelve-month period starting in February 2018 when he impulsively decided to move to Los Angeles after the realisation that he was becoming restless in his native Liverpool. The restlessness was an existential one; Croll, like many in the latter half of their twenties, was questioning the very fibre of his being – career, relationships, life-choices, future. So he upped sticks. The resulting transition to life in California, going back to basics with his song-writing and taking inspiration from the music that truly inspired him (James Taylor, Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell), pushed Dan to document his experiences across 20-odd songs, eventually whittling them down to twelve chapters that chronicled this turbulent and formative twelve months.
“What I love about songwriting is that it lets your subconscious out,” says Dan. “You start a creative ball rolling and suddenly a sea of revelations arrives. I didn’t know that my time here might be up until I listened back to the lyrics. Have I made up my mind yet? Maybe.”
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