Dan Potter Sings has released a new single, Head Above, which is an intense and dreamy trip where industrial/gothic hardship meets calming shoegaze influenced resignation. Dan Potter Sings is the alias of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Dan Potter. His tracks broadcast a wide spectrum of influences producing genre-defying songs in the process. Dan spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth as well as his spontaneous plans for 2020.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Head Above?
I haven’t put any brand new music out since 2018 so I’m finding either you are eager to find out what I’ve been up to or forgotten I even exist. I released an acoustic track Panic Attack (Acoustic) in the summer to awaken people to fact that I still play. Head Above is part of that climb to re-introduce Dan Potter Sings unique music on a very crowded playing field.
TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?
A foggy cemetery that leaves you speechless.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I like to stay spontaneous as I have many plans and counter plans. I’m keeping things as fluid as possible because I play music from a place of freedom and I don’t want to impede the inspiration. I have been working on many new songs during this year and through the lockdown which have culminated in results I am very happy with. In the new year I will share them as an album or more singles, we’ll see.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
My studio is where I play ‘live’ and it’s my favourite because it is my place of continual growth where I focus solely on feeding my art instead of selling alcohol…ha ha ha. The future is unwritten, but playing for an audience would be great just about anywhere that people are willing to get vulnerable.