Dan Layus, best known as Augustana’s frontman, is releasing his debut solo album Dangerous Things on October 21. However, Dan took to Twitter to reveal that some of us won’t have to wait that long to hear the record. He is set to play each and every one of the 11 brand-new songs during his UK tour!
— Dan Layus/AUGUSTANA (@danlayus) September 3, 2016
The album’s title track, featuring The Secret Sisters, premiered on August 4. You’re missing out if you still haven’t heard it!
According to broadwayworld.com, here is what Dan had to say about the upcoming album:
“I always knew this album was out there waiting, I just had to let it come to me. That was the most challenging part of this record. It was three years of repeatedly realizing I was trying too hard to write a perfect song.”
It all started to make sense and feel good as soon as I stopped treating songwriting like it was songwriting.
“Somewhere along the way, I decided that if an idea was going to turn into a song on this album, then it had to be written organically and purely. It had to be an inspired moment that was unfolding melodically, musically and lyrically, all while making me feel something.”
“Subsequently, that’s how I recorded the songs. I played the song live a few times in front of some microphones and when I felt something real happen, we moved onto the next one. The songs and recordings on this album are inspired by other people’s stories and informed by my own experiences and I’ve never felt more proud or comfortable sharing an album as I feel with this one.”
Recently Dan has been opening up for Dixie Chicks on the European leg of their DCX MMXVI World Tour, and will be joining them again for multiple U.S. dates.
Later this fall, he is heading out on a tour to support the Dangerous Things album, and will also be supporting Johnnyswim during their Let It Matter Tour.
— Dan Layus/AUGUSTANA (@danlayus) September 1, 2016
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