After releasing his latest pair of singles, ‘Hit Your Limit’ and ‘Coldblooded’ at the start of July, Dan Croll now returns to share the official video for the latter track, lifted from his new album Grand Plan which is set for release on August 21st through Communion Records.
Collaborating once again with visual team The Wild Honey Pie, who have produced every video for his latest record, ‘Coldblooded’ sees Dan return to the lo-fi aesthetic that has themed his video accompaniments so far. Filmed in the LA-based music shop Old Style Guitars and pitching the singer and songwriter in front of an electric piano for the length of the clip, this new rendition of the song pushes his heartfelt lyrics to the forefront of the release.
Speaking about the new video, Croll said, “It felt right to get a video in ‘Old Style Guitars’, as the first thing I did was purchase a guitar from there as soon as I arrived in LA. They also had a bunch of other great instruments in there, and it felt great to play the Wurlitzer for this track!”
The album, Grand Plan chronicles the 12-month period starting in February 2018 when Croll decided to up sticks and move to Los Angeles after the realisation that he might be becoming restless in Liverpool. Over the ensuing 12 months Dan turned his experiences into 20-odd songs, eventually whittling them down to a solid dozen chapters. Then, in spring 2019, he spent a month with the estimable Matthew E. White in Virginia bringing to life the songs in the inimitable Spacebomb country-psych-soul style. Each song tells a story, in narrative order.
Speaking about the experience and his return to the music scene Dan explains, “The past two years have been a rollercoaster, starting from scratch, alone in a different country, but I’m so happy to have come out the other end with this collection of songs. Feels great not only to be back on the music scene, but to be doing it with songs that I finally feel represent the influences and music I truly love.”
Recently Dan launched a live stream companion to accompany his regular weekly ‘Special Delivery’ playlist. Taking place on his instagram live, it’s a live listen along, where Dan plays some of his favourite tracks, old and new. The radio-show style live stream is a window into the inspirations behind the new record, broadcasting live every Sunday from his LA home studio.
Over the course of recent weeks owing to the worldwide lockdown Dan Croll has reignited the ‘Dial Dan’ hotline – for those needing a mental escape during quarantine. He’s accepting calls / texts / WhatsApp audio and messages from all over the globe every Monday. Already it’s seen some wonderful interactions with fans around the world. Check Dan’s social media for hotline hours – why not get involved and Dial Dan on +1-323-304-1701.
In response to the global pandemic Dan Croll has rescheduled his live dates to September 2020. See Dan Croll live on and in…
8 Sept – London – Oslo, Hackney
9 Sept – Paris – Hasard Ludique
10 Sept – Amsterdam – Cinetol
11 Sept – Berlin – Curfew Bar
16 Sept – New York City – Rockwood 2
18 Sept – Los Angeles – Gold Diggers