DERICK DAHL is an unforgettable new artist emerging from the Orange County music scene. At only 19, this charismatic, punky-haired bassist surprises and inspires with the incredible depth of his already mature songwriting. The music is refreshingly honest and dynamic- breaking many genre boundaries and carrying a nostalgia with it that has been lost since the great rock of the late 60's and early 70's.
From the time he could read the titles on his dad's LP collection, Dahl was teaching himself to play the guitar. Intrigued with music at a very early age the kid listened to anything and played anything: from mandolin to bass, piano, banjo, drums, and guitar. Inspired by bands The Police, The Beatles and The Who and artists like Tom Petty, Seal, and Kenny Loggins Dahl draws from an eclectic mix of musical gems in his writing. Some consider Derick Dahl a musical prodigy, he smiles and humbly says, "I'm just a guy that's in love with music."
The debut release, BRIGHTER DAY, starts off with the title track, a smooth reggae-rooted rhythm delivering glimpses of the misty, orange-yellow sunsets on PCH and then it SETS OFF to the irresistible chorus of "Movie Star", a pop-rock tune with a captivating energy that CONSUMES even the most unsuspecting listener. . . the record moves into the quirky, classic sounding "The Architect" that has the ghost of Sgt. Pepper lingering in its innards. Dahl displays his true dynamics as a songwriter in "Turn Out the Light", a moving ballad with a chorus that is unforgettably-- epic. With more surprises still untold, BRIGHTER DAY is a must-have rock record.
While the many that are discovering Dahl are pleasantly surprised saying, "Where the hell did this kid come from?" no one will deny that DERICK DAHL has ARRIVED.
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1. Brighter Day
2. Movie Star
3. The Architect
6. Turn Out the Light
7. See the World