Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes is the sound life makes when it becomes ecstasy. It is the noise childhood makes when it surrenders to itself and becomes an ecstatic life. It is somehow simultaneously sweetness, energy, softness, and seduction. A strange alchemy that comes about in a town like Nashville — where they formed in 2010.
It’s a place of internal Peter Pans. But there are a rare few who can be born from Nashville’s island of youth, insanity, and silliness only to survive and age into a continent of thirty-something honesty and humanity. DE+TGL is one of those rare few.
Wise Lost Boys with a conscience, but still a thirsty, boyish spark. That is Daniel Ellsworth (lead vox, keys), Joel Wren (drums), Timon Lance (guitar), and Marshall Skinner (bass). A silky, organic monster made from the remnants of pop swagger, sunglasses, self-aware grown-up realism, road trips, anxiety, and just plain, pounding fun.
This all comes together to create something truly unique. Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes are on the most exciting pop acts on the scene right now and later and their critically acclaimed new album ‘Fashion’ has been released in three parts this year; Chapter One in winter 2018, Chapter Two in spring 2018, and the full record to followed soon after.
The new album is embodied perfectly in new track ‘Comeback Kid’ and here at CelebMix we are delighted to bring you the exclusive premiere of the single’s official music video.
Speaking about their latest release, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes say: “If this new album had a theme song, it would be “Comeback Kid.” It’s essentially a 3 1/2 minute summary of our experience as an independent band. It’s about keeping your head up and doing things how you want to do them. Nobody is going to care about your art more than you. The best you can do is create what you love, surround yourself with a team of people you trust, and then work your ass off because you believe in it. And then – hopefully – other people fall in love with it and believe in it too. Sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn’t. This has been a rollercoaster year for the band, so in hindsight, this song is also a good reminder to ourselves to keep going, keep going, keep going. The video is a compilation of footage from our time in the studio making the album in Nashville mixed with some moments from time on the road. But all that other stuff aside, the most important thing to us is that we hope you like our dance moves.”
Daniel Ellsworth And The Great Lakes Tour Dates
September 28 – Nashville, TN – COLOR PARTY album release event at Exit/In
September 29 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
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