DAN BLACK featuring FANS, “Blow”
The first music I heard from Paris-based UK singer and electronic artist Dan Black was back in 2009 at the time this blog began. “Symphonies” was my favourite song of the time and his debut album UN still had not been released in North America. It was part of an engaging soundtrack to what would turn out to be a rough winter for me. Over seven years later, after starting a family, and after a few fine dance singles (notably “Hearts” with Kelis, and “Sunlight” with Bag Raiders), comes the first efforts from his sophomore album Do Not Revenge, and the second taste of that, following “Headphones”, is “Blow”. Dan summarized it so well in his social media posts that it’s hard to top what he says: “… a song about those rare little diamonds, those people who blow our troubles away – even if for just a moment”. Music listeners need all of the positives they can get, and with the billing “featuring Fans”, I’m wondering if this is the song where his fans’ voices are incorporated, after he asked them to send in their recordings? With a breezy melody and undeniable hook, “Blow” is a perfect song for Spring, definitely (no pun intended) a breath of fresh air in 2017 even though it sounds like he has hardly missed a step since 2009. Give it a listen above and watch for more music from Dan Black!