The range of bands that have sought out Dan as a support act - from Imagine Dragons, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club to Haim, London Grammar and Chvrches – attests to the ambitious scope his songs. The same can be said for the breadth of brands that synched every song on his debut album, among them Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Citroen, Clairol, Burberry, Paul Smith and Apple’s iPhone 6, which launched across the world with his hit ‘From Nowhere’.
Dan Croll’s extraordinary second album, Emerging Adulthood, blends brass and breakbeats, finds common ground between the Beach Boys and ELO and Paul Simon and Pink Floyd and tells tales of paralysing anxiety, teenage bad boys and a phantom heart attack. Throughout, it enchants and intrigues in equal measure. Emerging Adulthood was released by Communion Records in July 2017.