It sees Badalamenti meets The Doors at the more chilled end of electronica, but is suffused with subtle nuances of progressive rock and Italian pastoral sounds in this quiet epic of a song.
As the reverb washed vocals croon and occasionally ululate over a brooding percussion and an organ sound that wouldn’t sound of out place in the recital hall, it moodily meanders its way under your skin. (He did collaborate with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in 2016 after all.)
In fact, D’ANGELO sees the drawing together of the personal and musical influences that led to the creation of both his classical and dance releases over the last few years. What you get is a track that marries a sense of raw grandeur with an intimate and personal touch, reassuring as August exposes some of his innermost thoughts and feelings.
August has this to say about the piece, and the album: “Two years ago, I had this urgent desire to have a true dialogue with myself,” David explains. “All these influences came during the process of finding an identity, the own story and not being a slave of whatsoever. I had to go back in time, confront my Italian roots and embody this rich culture as much as possible into my work. Something I never did before and sad enough I needed 26 years to do so.”
David August will perform at London’s Roundhouse on 14th November, whilst D’ANGELO the single is out now – click here to find out more.
As well as appearing at a slew of festivals over the summer, he’ll also be embarking on a European tour from late October 2018 – for details of venues ad dates head on over to his Facebook page. You might even see us at his Manchester gig on the 13th!