Summer 2017 Playlist

It might not officially be summer yet, but it sure feels like it (at least here in North Carolina)! We’ve put together a playlist of songs dripping with summer vibes, perfect to listen to whether you’re poolside, roadtripping or catching some waves.

Check it out below! 

Delta & Dawn Give Us “Something New” To Love

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Delta & Dawn, a two-man rock outfit from Florida, released their debut self-titled EP today. I saw them play their first show ever in May 2016, before they had even released any music, so I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day for many months. Delta & Dawn was most definitely worth the wait.

interviewed the boys back in June, and Adam gave us this taste of what the EP would be like: “The five songs all fit together as far as style goes, but they all have different moods, so the EP shows a lot of different colors considering how short it is. It ranges from quiet to loud, joyful to sad, all within five songs.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. From the quirky opening notes of “Walk Away” to the beautifully melancholy “On My Way,” this EP takes you on an emotional journey. 

Delta & Dawn have certainly made a promising start to what I hope will be a long musical career. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these boys.

Give Delta & Dawn a listen below!

Delta & Dawn Discuss Musical Influences, Their Debut EP & More!

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It’s always great when you discover a new band right as they’re starting out. Delta & Dawn, a rock band from Orlando, FL, recently played their first show ever. I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. Their live show is full of energy and incredibly entertaining; it’s enough to capture anyone’s attention. They have not released any music as of yet, but there is the promise of an EP soon.

I recently spoke to Delta & Dawn about their musical influences, their new EP and more. Check out the interview below!

Adore: How did Delta & Dawn form?

Adam: Lloyd and I have actually known each other for about two years now, and we always talked about writing music together. Near the end of last summer we starting working together on some songs and decided that we should make an EP out of the songs we did.

Lloyd: After my old band fell apart I became pretty disenchanted by the whole “being in a band” thing. I wrote some solo music and occasionally tried to convince Adam to do some leg work regarding playing and writing together. Somehow we thankfully forced it to happen in a suitable time frame. Now here we are and it feels pretty good.

Adore: Who are your main musical influences?

Adam: My influences are really all over the place. I listen to a lot of R&B lately, and a lot of the vocals that I write are influenced by that. I personally get bored if I listen to the same genre for too long, so I pull influence from all over.

Lloyd: Personally I kind of have none. I’ve played in so many bands and played so many types of music over the years that now it’s just about playing music that has stuck with me over time, nice sounding chord progressions with a pop/rock influence. I’m done trying to craft technical music, now it’s about something pleasing and enjoyable to me and hopefully everyone else. That’s why it’s great to hear what people think we sound like, and if they hear any influences in it. Always fun to listen to those thoughts.

Adore: Your debut EP will be released soon. What can listeners expect?

Adam: The EP is five songs. We produced it ourselves and wrote all of the music ourselves. The five songs all fit together as far as style goes, but they all have different moods, so the EP shows a lot of different colors considering how short it is. It ranges from quiet to loud, joyful to sad, all within five songs. We wanted to show a lot of range within the five songs. Hopefully there’s something in there that everyone can enjoy.

Lloyd: Hopefully something simply enjoyable. There’s a lot of life and energy in the songs that we enjoy, and it’s identifiable lyrically and musically.

Adore: If you had to describe your EP using only one word, what would it be?

Adam: Energetic.

Lloyd: Genuine.

Adore: Your very first show was opening for Coasts. How did it feel to share the stage with them?

Adam: It was really nice to play with Coasts. Our show in Orlando was the last show of their tour, so they were sounding really good. It is always fun to see a band that you associate with good memories. Their song “Tonight” is one that I listen to when I’m hanging out with my friends, so it reminds me of good times.

Lloyd: It was a great first show. Me and Adam have shared the stage before doing fun side things, but to play songs we wrote together, with some good friends as our band, was a great way to dust the cobwebs off after a very small amount of rehearsal time. Coasts’ fans were very receptive as well, so it couldn’t really have been a better way to start in anyway as far as I could see. Grateful to Coasts and the promoter for having us along.

Adore: After the EP release, what’s up next for Delta & Dawn?

Adam: We have a couple videos that will be coming out; we are planning on doing at least one or two music videos for songs from the EP. We actually filmed the first music video yesterday. We are also looking forward to playing some more shows in the fall and working on new music, too. I know that we both have some ideas for new songs already, so hopefully we can have even more music out before the end of the year!

Lloyd: Shows, hopefully lots. Raise awareness for the record, play more shows. We’ve both been in bands, worked for bands and recorded bands so many times before, it has to remain fun, with the right amount of work and creativity to move us onto a second record, which I’d love to have out in another 6 months or so.

Keep an eye out for Delta & Dawn’s debut EP!