I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. You know when you completely adore a band, and love everything they release? Then they split up. And you’re left in a state of disarray, and you’re just left waiting for the day their lead singer branches out as a solo artist. In this case, the band was Proceed, the lead singer was Dan Lancaster, and that day was yesterday.
Now operating under the guise Dan James, he has unveiled a new solo demo entitled ‘Just Keep Coming Back’, along with covers of David Guetta’s Titanium, and Jessie J’s Mama Knows Best. To be honest, I’m not all that interested in the covers, despite how impressive they are. The really exciting thing is this first demo. I’m finding it really hard to tag a genre to it. Quite clearly he has a mind-blowingly exceptional singing voice, but I’ve known that since his Proceed days. Utilising an intricate, kind of slap-string acoustic guitar technique throughout, and combining that with atmospheric piano lines and chord punches, and spacey electronic drum samples, the whole song is absolutely huge. Oh, and did I mention he performed all the instruments himself, and produced and recorded it all himself. Yeah.
There’s never been any doubt in my mind that this guy wouldn’t make it eventually, and I’ve got a feeling this could be his breakthrough.
Stream Just Keep Coming Back below.