In Love With A Ghost is out now.
It has been a long three years since London based singer songwriter Daniel Land last graced us with an album. Fortunately, we no longer have to wait on tenterhooks as his latest, In Love With A Ghost, is out now. A textured an unique take on dream pop, mixing soft jazz ambiance with delicate and subtly infectious melodies. We’re premiering the album below. You should listen.
Daniel Land explains, “This is an album about cities. It is an album about reinvention, and starting your life over. It is an album about growing up, finding love, and settling down. And to a lesser degree, it is about the damage that can be done to a person, or a family, by falling in love with the wrong person.
“With ‘In Love With A Ghost’, I came full circle for a while by incorporating a whole bunch of influences that pre-date my love of dream-pop and shoegaze. I really wanted to make a colourful, widescreen, detailed record. When I started the album, I didn’t have a live band, and most of the tracks were written on the piano, for my own amusement, rather than for a group with three guitarists.”
Midway through writing and recording the record, Daniel suffered a series of health issues which, in the end, informed the album. “Unable to make music, and living in a new city made me feel, at times, powerfully depressed. This became a crisis of confidence that went very deep and it did seem, for a while, that I would never find my way back to making music again. Finishing the album was a process that involved re-evaluating my life and overhauling my relationship to music, and coming out of the other side more healthy, more humble, and more grateful. It’s good to be back again,” says Daniel.
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