Moving can be a hectic time but uprooting to another country is a whole other ball game especially for Staffordshire singer-songwriter Dan Croll who’s move to the United States has proved to be the perfect inspiration for his latest track ‘On Top’.
The follow up to previous song ‘Grand Plan’, this new song sees Croll continue the narrative of a British guy living the American life in an unknown land over the course of a tumultuous year that saw the rise and fall of Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter Protests and more. ‘On Top’ forms part of a four-track EP which was recorded at Spacebomb in Richmond Virginia at the end of 2020 and is due for wider release on June 23.
Speaking about the new collection, Dan said: “Releasing an album during a pandemic was strange enough of an experience, but trying to write an EP was something else. Despite moments of serious creative fatigue, 2020 was too important and obscure to not create in. The global shutdown, Trump’s presidency ending, the black lives matter movement, record wildfires, it really was a roller coaster. These four tracks were my way of dealing with all of that, part distraction and part therapy for a wild time in life.
With echoes of John Lennon and The Beatles scattered throughout the track, ‘On Top’ is an eclectic mix of strong riffs, catchy melodies and a mellow lyrical style that makes the track perfect for the summer and the perfect epilogue to a brand new album.
Words by Lauren Gosling