Singer/songwriter Dan Olsen has released his new single Still Be Gone.
Co-written with award-winning Nashville singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) at the Bob-Harris-organised Chris Difford’s Songwriting Retreat, Still, Be Gone captures the whirlwind of emotions that come with heartbreak and loss in a refreshingly heartfelt way.
Dan is from the Faroe Islands, his sights were originally set on a career in professional football, representing his club in the Champions League Qualification and the Faroe Islands Under 21 national team for several years. However, his life took a very different path when a match saw Dan severely break his leg. Too impatient to wait on the healing process, his recovery instead created a newfound musical creativity which led him to pick up an acoustic guitar and head to Australia’s thriving music scene.
Making ends meet by playing open mic nights and couch surfing, Dan became a regular on Sydney’s live circuit. He spent half a year writing songs and honing his live set, before heading to London to take his music further with producer Steven A Williams (Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison). To date, Dan has toured all over the world including China, New York, Russia and South Africa.
His music mirrors his experiences of travelling, capturing the highs and lows whilst bursting with emotion and self-growth.
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