Alt-pop savant Dayglow has shared new single ‘Deep End’.
The songwriter touches down in London this month, playing an instantly sold out show at COLORS Hoxton on August 25th. There’s no rest for the wicked, however, with Dayglow then playing a main stage slot at Reading and Leeds festival at the end of the month.
Viral hit ‘Can I Call You Tonight?’ has scorched his path, with new album ‘People In Motion’ due to land on October 7th with an almighty thump.
Ahead of this, new alt-pop bubbler ‘Deep End’ is online now, a pristine slice of future-facing melody with a revealing lyric. A natural over-sharer, Dayglow pours his heart into the song, grappling with a newly acquired vintage synth in the process.
Making ‘Deep End’ was a really revitalising experience for me. I had just gotten a vintage synth called an Oberheim Matrix 6 and was just having fun messing with the sounds it could make. I wasn’t giving myself any restrictions or confines of what “sound” I was going for: I was just using my imagination and trying to make something that felt good and free.
‘Deep End’ felt clean and poppy yet really raw in a strange way. I love electronic/dance music that feels “human” and “alive”— it’s such a treacherous challenge to accomplish yet I feel like this song made the magic happen, and opened a door to the world that would become People in Motion. I didn’t give myself any creative limitation, and really didn’t try to have many outside references for it.
I’m still making all of these songs by myself in a spare bedroom in my house, yet something about this album just feels bigger than me and so expansive in a creative sense. ‘Deep End’ is a great example of that feeling to me.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Dana Trippe