Dakil is a SoCal-based singer-songwriter that uses ambient sounds fused with soft acoustic guitars and a melodic vocal with great vibrato. His vocal sound sounds like a combination of Zox, Peter Gabriel, Francis & The Lights and Mumford and Sons. “Spend The Day” is Dakil’s first original song release that uses string instruments like guitars and violins plus incredible vocals. The hook of the song is definitely contagious in both it’s melody and vocal style. This is an incredible sound for an artists first release – it’s extremely strong both in production (by Sean McKenzie) and writing. (Song & Interview below)
“Getting to know someone special by simply sacrificing their precious daylight, seeing through the looking glass into who they might actually be during the day.” – Dakil
Don’t have Spotify? The songs on YouTube as well…
We had the chance to ask Dakil some questions to learn more about his craft:
RTP: What instruments are you playing on the track?
RTP: What other artists sounds did you pull from to create this song?
D: John Mayer/Fleet Foxes/ Ed Sheeran/ Chvrches/Damien Rice/The Beatles
D: John Mayer,/Two Door Cinema Club/St. Lucia/Frank Ocean/D’angelo/Ed Sheeran/The Beatles/N.W.A./The Strokes/ Fall Out Boy/ ABBA/ America/ Snoop Dogg/ Michael Jackson/Lady Gaga/Jimi Hendrix/ B.B. King/ Katy Perry and many more…
RTP: Any other news you’d like to share with the audience?
D: The album is called “Out of Nowhere” and it is going to be released to pretty much everywhere online (perhaps even vinyl) Releasing two singles a month A/B (the B-side is more of a bonus acoustic track) like the rap I also attached to the song page in another private soundcloud link. All the songs contrast from one another (especially the A vs B sides) but all seem to connect to one another showing
RTP: What inspired the lyrics of the song?
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