Wilson is best known in the UK as the frontman for Semisonic with their hits ‘Closing Time’, ‘Secret Smile’ and the million selling album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’ which went platinum in the US and the UK.
In the interim Wilson has carved out a stellar reputation as one of the most talented, successful and in-demand songwriters at work today, collaborating with a diverse range of artists including Nas, Birdy and Adele with whom Dan co-wrote the multi-award winning million-selling masterpiece “Someone Like You”, one of three songs he co-wrote for her invincible ‘21’ album.
Now in 2014 Wilson steps back into the spotlight with new album ‘Love Without Fear’.
“I really wanted to make a record that felt singer-songwriter in its DNA,” says Dan. “I like things that are, basically, folk music with that Americana twang, but I’m too influenced by Broadway or urban pop sounds from the 60s to make a proper country-sounding record. With this album, I wanted to make something that sits at the intersection between twangy Americana and The Beatles.”
In support of the album Dan Wilson returns to London for his first show here in several years, with a performance at the beautiful St Pancras Church on Wednesday April 23rd. Playing a mix of songs from ‘Love Without Fear’, Semisonic classics and a few surprises from his songwriting catalogue, this promises to be a very special evening of music and words from an artist noted not only for his musical skills but for his talents as a raconteur too.
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