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  • Emma Ray

Dayglow Shares New Track 'Second Nature' From Upcoming Album

After cementing himself as an indie-pop innovator over the last two years, Dayglow returns today with Second Nature, the third track from his forthcoming album People In Motion out October 7 via AWAL. This song follows recent singles Deep End and Then It All Goes Away.

Second Nature is unexpected, sounding like the sonic lovechild of Daft Punk and The 1975, as psychedelic, funky synths lay the groundwork for an ear-wormy hook and undeniable feel-good energy. The 22-year-old Texas based musician continues to deliver cathartic music that resonates with the masses, serving the perfect concoction of indie charm, pop sensibilities, and funky instrumentation that’s guaranteed to get you dancing. In an era of music when most songs take a team of co-writers and producers to create, Dayglow’s music remains uniquely Sloan’s– created solely by him.

“Second Nature is one of the most ambitious songs I’ve made so far. I didn’t think it would be a Dayglow song until the rest of People in Motion started to take shape. I made so many versions of it. I just kept writing more and more melodies and ideas. The logic file ended up being like this 15 minute jam that I eventually condensed to be the near 6 min song it is”. He says of the song.

He adds, “I was really inspired by songs like Lionel Richie’s All Night Long, Michael Jackson’s Wanna Be Starting Somethin, and of course Daft Punk. I just love songs that have repeatable chord progressions that never seem to even reach their potential — they just keep going on and on. Lyrically and musically I wanted to create a song that felt like that. A song that just celebrates itself and the joy of dancing and making music. It doesn’t even feel like Second Nature — it feels completely innate and natural to make music to me. I love it more than anything and it feels like what I was made to do, and Second Nature just grasps that idea and runs with it confidently.”

Earlier this year, Dayglow visited Australia for a victorious performance at this year’s Splendour In The Grass, as well as three sold out headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

The 10 tracks that craft People In Motion, conceptualized, written, played, and produced by Struble, are delightfully pure, hyper-melodic manifestations of his desire to steer clear of conflict or drama and offer someone something to love.

But People in Motion isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There is a depth to Dayglow here, a real sense that Struble has faced obstacles of his own and chosen to stand atop them. “I make music because I love making it,” said Struble. “I just love recording and producing.” That is the inarguable takeaway of People in Motion, a record about finding something you love and singing about it out loud.

Since Dayglow burst onto the scene, Struble has toured the globe, selling out his North American headline tour, a slew of UK/EU dates, and has graced festival stages including Outside Lands, Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and Corona Capital.



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