Dan Croll, the 26 year old über-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter from Newcastle-under-Lyme, returns with the new single ‘Bad Boy’ from his forthcoming album ‘Emerging Adulthood’. The single and album are both released on July 21st on Communion Records.
‘Bad Boy’ is written by Croll and produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Cee Lo Green) and like the rest of ‘Emerging Adulthood’ sees Croll playing all the instruments. It’s a perfect slice of sumptuous indie pop with hooks galore that could have come off a soundtrack to a John Hughes teen-com. It is really rather addictive and will have you humming the catchy chorus for days.
The accompanying video is directed by Greg Barnes who has worked previously with Croll and sees the singer moving between various characters and alter egos. I suppose this mimics Croll in the studio as he plays all the parts in his one man band.
Forthcoming album ‘Emerging Adulthood’ promises to be a similarly sumptuous, shape-shifting, surprise-packed pop triumph if ‘Bad Boy’ is any indication and we very much look forward to hearing it.
Dan Croll will be playing UK festivals this summer including Citadel and Latitude. He will also tour the US this September.
Sat 15th – SUFFOLK, Latitude Festival
Sun 16th – LONDON, Citadel Festival
Thurs 3rd – LUHMÜHLEN, A Summer’s Tale
Thurs 7th – BROOKLYN, Warsaw
Fri 8th – WASHINGTON DC, Rock & Roll Hotel
Sat 9th – PHILADELPHIA, The Foundry At The Fillmore Philadelphia
Mon 11th – CAMBRIDGE, The Sinclair
Tues 12th – MONTREAL, Bar Le Ritz PDB
Wed 13th – TORONTO, Horseshoe Tavern
Fri 15th – CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
Sat 16th – ST. PAUL, Turf Club
Tues 19th – SEATTLE, The Crocodile
Wed 20th – PORTLAND, Doug Fir Lounge
Fri 22nd – SAN FRANCISCO, The Independent
Sat 23rd – LOS ANGELES, Teragram Ballroom
Sun 24th – SAN DIEGO, The Irenic