DAN CROLL gained popularity in 2014 with his debut full-length Sweet Disarray, which was an accumulation of tracks that featured on the likes of Grand Theft Auto and Fifa – but now the indie-pop groover is back with sophomore record EMERGING ADULTHOOD.
Released on July 21, it is exactly what it says on the tin: a record that explores the transitioning between adolescence and adulthood. In Bad Boy he sings “Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, take the time to realise it never works out,” which is obviously the teenage ‘heartbreak’ we all experienced in our youth. A repeated loss of love is everything we weren’t told to look forward to when approaching adulthood. Oh, the joys.
Emerging Adulthood is bathed in luxurious, bulging synths; as if we would expect anything less from the guy who treated us to From Nowhere almost five years ago. Sometimes When I’m Lonely is an ever-progressing track that adds another dimension to the psych-esque anthem at every corner. Sharp, glistening hooks glide effortlessly around Croll‘s harmonies across the three-minute-forty-five track.
Closing track Tokyo sums up the upbeat, infectious mood of Emerging Adulthood. High pitched “I’ve never been to Tokyo, never made my inhibitions known” lyrics pierce the electronic vibes through massively catchy choruses that will surely become a fan favourite at live shows.
Dan Croll has taken his debut record and polished the loose bits and pieces that come with a maiden release to create Emerging Adulthood. This sophomore record is graceful, both musically and lyrically.
DAN CROLL EMERGING ADULTHOOD IS RELEASED JULY 21 – ORDER HERE