Tel Aviv native DANIEL GREEN is proud to announce the release of his debut album with his band THE DANIEL GREEN SHOW on August 19. Recorded in Los Angeles, the eight-song album features three tracks with guitar virtuoso Marc Ford (The Black Crowes, Burning Tree, Ben Harper).
Having already achieved a level of notoriety in Israel, GREEN credits artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Black Crowes, Nirvana and Radiohead with influencing his musical sound. “When I was a small child, I saw Hendrix on TV playing his guitar and setting it on fire…that’s when I knew I had to become a guitar player! In Tel Aviv, the best way to hear new music was by listening to the radio. When I heard the opening riffs of ‘Sting Me’ by The Black Crowes, it was the trigger for me to finally make music my life’s work. I used to sit and learn the songs from their albums and I would copy Marc Ford’s solos, and now he’s playing on my debut album. It’s a dream come true for me.” According to Ford, “Playing on this project was a great experience, and I wish the best for Daniel’s career!”
The first single/video to be released, “Here Comes the Silence,” hits the street on July 15. The song has a dreamlike quality to it, showcasing GREEN’s deft guitar work and straightforward, almost menacing, vocals. “It’s about when there’s nothing left but silence when a long term relationship becomes a burden; when two people come to a place when they can’t stand each other, and everything they say to each other is unbearable,” GREEN explains.
The title track, “Between Two Worlds,” is a surrealistic musical journey about the relationship between GREEN and his creator. “It details my voyage in life, facing my desires, and the understanding that God is everything and everywhere, and that we really don’t control our lives…it’s all planned for us.”
Boasting bluesy guitars and singsong lyrics, the upbeat tune “Dead Man” tells the story of a fictitious famous musician who died long ago. “His name, music and even his spirit, are being used by his family to cash in on his legacy.”
“Chasing Ghosts” showcases GREEN’s gravelly vocals, and features bluesy rhythm guitar work and also a rocking, crunchy guitar solo from Marc Ford. “This song tells the story of a complicated love/hate relationship between two good friends with similar personalities who have conflict and don’t trust each other.” Ford also lent his guitar talents to “Hypocrite,” and co-wrote “Reservoir Road” with GREEN.
The band gives an all out live performance that draws its audience into its rock n’ roll dreamscape. “I don’t play by society’s standards…I do everything in a wild and free way,” explains GREEN. “I improvise a lot onstage and I go by the audience’s mood. If I see people dancing and jumping, it inspires me to play louder and funkier. I change up my showmanship all the time.”
“When writing this album, I tried to keep in mind that my audience is people like me, who love honest, straight-up rock n’ roll. Even if only one person in 100 relates to my music, then to me it’s a success.”