With his long-awaited third album ‘Grand Plan’ set to arrive on August 21st through Communion Records, Dan Croll has now unveiled the new video for his latest single ‘So Dark’.
Recorded exclusively in the backseat of an Uber and captured by visual collaborators Wild Honey Pie, the singer and songwriter croons his way through this humble and emotive rendition of his newest offering, as he takes a ride around his new home of Los Angeles, the inspiration behind his forthcoming full-length.
Speaking about the new video, he said, “I wrote ‘So Dark’ after an unverified ride home with some friends, we were having some pretty dark and funny conversations, I think that 1st verse tells it pretty straight. After that night we would take a lot of late night drives, exploring the neighbourhoods, picking up food and drink, it became a pretty important ritual of living here. It felt only right to film this video on the backseat driving around my neighbourhood and reliving that feeling/those moments.”
‘So Dark’ looks to explore the difficulty he found in fitting into his new environment through a lens of fuzzy guitars and space synths.
Explaining the motive he had for ‘So Dark’, he said, “After a few months in LA I started to find my feet a little, but where I still lagged was on the social side of things. Everyone I met in LA seemed to be desperately happy, sugar coating everything, forcing humour out of fear to be seen as sad. It made me really miss home, It made me miss that dark British humour and the ability to laugh at yourself, no matter how bad it gets. ‘So Dark’ is about that search, and the moment that perseverance paid off to meet someone like minded.”
STREAM ‘SO DARK’ HERE https://open.spotify.com/track/2oFSsI6MQ0EBOuKijfMxVE?si=u0rG6LktQACSPDRz1T0Klg
WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SO DARK’ HERE https://youtu.be/yOhEmww5xy8