Erased Tapes’ David Allred shares moving new track Nature’s Course for Piano Day
Nature’s Course is the first taster of new recordThe Cell, out June 14th 2019
Following on from last year’s acclaimed debut with Erased Tapes The Transition —named #17 album of the year byThe Sunday Times — Californian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Allred returns with The Cell, a mini album set for release on June 14th. The musician shares the first cut from the new record – a moving live version of ‘Nature’s Course’ recorded live at Erased Tapes’ own east London Sound Gallery. The track itself lands on Friday 29th March in celebration of Piano Day.
Meant as a companion piece to The Transition, The Cell picks up where The Transition left off, with David continuing the search to find his place in the world. “The Cell is about warmly acknowledging the darkness in our individual lives as a strategic method of gaining a deeper understanding of how to move forward in a vastly dissonant world with optimism, harmony and light.”
Lead track Nature’s Course finds David delving deeper into existential questions about the human condition and its relation to nature, set to a gentle, melancholy piano ballad.“Nature’s Course is a feeling pertaining to the way our subjective human experience is subconsciously directly related to the slow steady pace of nature and our ability to cope with our inner struggles accordingly” explains David.
Hailing from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento, via Portland, Oregon – David worked as a sound engineer and session musician, featuring on multiple recordings by the likes of Birger Olsen, Brigid Mae Power, Brumes, The Beacon Sound Choir, Chantal Acda, Heather Woods Broderick, Jung Body, Masayoshi Fujita, and many more. He quickly found himself touring Europe with Peter Broderick, culminating in a Royal Festival Hall performance, and contributing the arresting voice and double bass piece Ahoy to the Erased Tapes 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X.
David will return to Europe with more dates to be announced soon.