Monday, May 29, 2006

New Material From Dropping Daylight

Minneapolis' piano-driven rock outfit, Dropping Daylight, will be unleashing their debut album in two weeks . Though somewhat tagged with the emo/punk scene, the band actually possesses a little too much classic songwriter sensibility to fully fit in. And while scheduled to perform on the Vans Warped Tour again this year, the band is often more akin to the likes of Ben Folds than, say...Simple Plan.

Earlier today, Dropping Daylight added a spankin' new track to their Myspace page. The song, titled 'Answering Our Prayers,' finds vocalist/pianist Sebastian Davin exploring the realm of the ballad. Davin's vocals; pristine and honest, find him lifted up over the musings of a melancholy Wurlitzer.

The new track is accompanied on the page by a band commentary. While many of the group's other songs are significantly heavier and more uptempo, this track finds a reflective Davin holding the limelight for a moment. This intimate encounter easily caught my attention, and I've found myself listening to the track repeatedly today. Give it a listen... or several.

Dropping Daylight's forthcoming album, Brace Yourself, is due for a June 13 release.

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