But it’s DD Allen’s emotive storytelling that garners widespread attention. In the antithesis of musical cliche, he waxes lyrical about people, places and situations with consummate metaphorical artistry.
“Imagination is incredibly powerful”, muses Allen. “You can take the lyrics of a song and turn it into something incredibly personal. As a listener, nobody else sees what you see in your mind. You own the song.”
On Seattle Lights (out 24/04/20120), Allen teams up with internationally acclaimed composer and keyboardist Isaac Aryee to produce the record.
Aryee, whose 27-year career includes recording and touring with Will Young, Elton John, McFly, Sunk Anansie, Lionel Ritchie and many more brings a new dimension to the sound claims Allen:
“I felt the time’s right to explore how pop can influence traditional rock in a new and exciting way. I want to give discerning music listeners a sound that’s soaked in detail but still stays honest.”