Following up on preceding single ‘0300 (Human)’, a tale of insomnia and emotional turmoil, this next release from the Northern Irish talent D.A.N is like tearing back the curtains to welcome the morning light and opening yourself up to whatever the day may bring. At the core of ‘Think About Me’, there’s still heartbreak, but unlike the defeated tones of ‘0300’, this single is a reclamation of one’s own independence, as D.A.N himself tells us:
“I wrote Think About Me in the aftermath of a relationship breaking down. It felt I had been holding back from talking about my true feelings for a period of time, and when it came to writing I was ready and said everything I needed to say, but I wanted to turn a difficult experience and the state of vulnerability into something beautiful and a work that made myself feel strong independently. Hopefully it can do the same for someone else.”
Produced by D.A.N and Dave Okumu (Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith, Rosie Lowe) and mixed by the Grammy Award winning Dan Parry (Adele, Loyle Carner, Raye), ‘Think About Me’ is an uplifting summer tune anchored by expressive songwriting. Over sustained synths and powerful tribal-esque drums, D.A.N’s thoughts tumble forth, “‘cause I know you think about me, when you put your feet down on the concrete, and all the little things that run through your head, and all the big things that you never said.”
‘Think About Me’ is the latest in a series of promising releases from this London-based artist, having already won listeners over with ‘Clothes Off’ (1.8 million Spotify streams) and ‘0300 (Human)’, which was premiered by EARMILK. Both tracks were picked up for sync by E4’s Made In Chelsea, ‘0300’ being selected as the finale song in the last series. ‘0300’ was also supported generously by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and Daniel Avery, as well as BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson.
Currently D.A.N is working on new material with Aaron Williams (Raye, Jacob Banks) and planning more live dates.