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Approved: David Allred

By | Published on Thursday 6 September 2018

David Allred

David Allred released a collaborative album with Peter Broderick, called ‘Find The Ways’, last year. Now he returns with his latest solo outing, ‘The Transition’, set for release through Erased Tapes later this year. The first single from it, an a capella track titled ‘The Garden’, is out now.

Of the song, Allred says: “‘The Garden’ represents my mental health as I strive to develop a better relationship with the way we live, learn and communicate through the internet. The process of accepting and contributing to the way that we are expected to represent ourselves online is inherently at odds with our ability to connect and understand each other on a personal level”.

“We live in a time where technology assertively taps into our biological need to feel human connection”, he adds, “and it is in our best interest to adapt as well as possible to this ideological paradigm, in spite of all the illusions we encounter along the way”.

Discussing the inspiration for the album as a whole, he goes on: “At 26 years old, I found myself back in the town where I grew up, feeling a bit like a failure for not ‘making it’ out there in the years I spent living and working on my own”.

“I picked up a job working in a retirement home”, he explains, “surrounded by those who are at the very end of their lives, and they kept saying the same thing: that they had no idea life would happen that fast”.

“So I decided to make an album”, he concludes, “inspired by my recent experiences and stories I heard through working with them”.

‘The Transition’ is due out on 2 Nov. Listen to ‘The Garden’ here:

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