Monday, August 31, 2015

Track Of The Day :: Jackson Dyer - Steal Away

Words: Linn Branson

Jackson Dyer may not exactly venture very far on melody on this new single, 'Steal Away', released last week, but it is so chilled and beautifully delivered that you want to curl up in the warmth of Sydney-raised, Berlin-based Mr. D's soul-rich vocal.

After releasing his second EP 'White Threads' last spring and touring Europe, the Australian singer/ songwriter took a break to work on moving towards a more mature, band-oriented sound (a tribute to some of his favourite artists like Here We Go Magic, Grizzly Bear and Fink), he has now returned with this first new work, about which he says: "Steal Away is a song of escapism, written on a cold Berlin day while I was quite homesick and yearning for the ocean and a break from the concrete of the city."

'Steal Away' combines soul with an indie folk appeal, but to categorize it solely as either since it embraces a jazz element and draws on instrumentation to give depth to its lyrics, ‘I’ve been yearning for you/I’ve been yearning for a quiet place', with echoing layers of harmonies.

Jackson Dyer plays tonight, August 31, at About Blank (Sommerloft), Berlin, with a full band.

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