Taken from forthcoming album 'Harmony House' out May 21st
First UK + EU tourdates announced
Dayglow has today released the latest preview of his forthcoming 'Harmony House' album, 'Balcony', ahead of the full album release on May 21st via Very Nice Recordings/AWAL. 21 year old Sloan Struble has also announced details of his first ever UK dates, including an impressive London debut at Brixton Electric on April 5th (tickets go on sale Friday at 9AM, with many of the international dates selling out already...).
'Balcony' follows ‘Harmony House's’ lead single, 'Close To You', which has been streamed over 20 million times and saw Dayglow make his TV debut on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' recently. With the record further teased by the David Byrne-inspired groove of 'Something' - about the overwhelming experience of contemporary life as it's lived both digitally and IRL - breakout hit 'Can I Call You Tonight?' continues to make waves for Dayglow worldwide: the track has surpassed 200M streams, reached number 2 on alternative US radio, and amassed Dayglow an impassioned global audience prepared to step into 'Harmony House'...
Until then, 'Balcony' - which (says Sloan) "has been through tons of phases & revisions before landing on this final version. I wanted to make a song that felt like The Cure, Broncho, and the Mario Kart Soundtrack huddled up. Not sure why— it just feels nice :-) Hope you enjoy it and play it at a house party or something cause that’s definitely what it’s for/about”. Watch out for more from Dayglow coming soon, including the latest episode of his popular 'How I Made' series (recently profiling a behind the scenes view of how 'Close To You' came together').
There is, too, much to unpack in 'Harmony House' itself: the project began life, according to Sloan, as an imaginary sitcom, musically drawn to piano-driven soft rock from the late ‘70s, and the euphoric, immortal pop of the early ‘80s (Whitney Houston, Hall & Oates). Having written a song like 'Medicine' in his college dorm - Dayglow writes, produces, records and mixes everything himself - he also found himself watching a lot of Cheers; the long-running show that took the viewer to a place where, as the theme song goes, “everybody knows your name.” Gradually, this impossible nostalgia for something that had never been real began to manifest itself in the young Texan pop star's escapist, hugely accomplished and always uplifting new album.
“Harmony House' is about dealing with change and realizing that change is ok, that everything changes and it doesn’t have to be overwhelming,” Struble says. What's emerged is a finely calibrated, carefully fussed over expression of encouragement for anyone who needs it: a timeless but timely pop album about growing up, and truly the ‘Harmony House’ that Dayglow built.
'Harmony House' will be released May 21st and can be pre-ordered here.