The English singer-songwriter's third album is sure to appeal to fans of the grittier side of Americana.
Singer-songwriter Daniel Pearson’s music is so imbued with the rust and dust of the grittier side of America that it comes as a surprise that he’s from Yorkshire, not Alabama. But times are as hard in Northern England as it is in the American South, and the poetry and sadness of Pearson’s work is reflected vividly on his past wok, including 2010’s Satellites and 2012’s PopMatters-approved Mercury State. His third album Alone, Together comes out this summer, and as you can hear on the forlorn “As Deep as Love”, he’s a level of minimal majesty similar to that of Jason Isbell, his tenor voice and forlorn lyrics countered by echoes of distorted guitar.
“’As Deep As Love’ is the first song I wanted people to hear from my third album,” Pearson tells PopMatters, “It's a bridge between my previous records and this new material. It's a bruised love song, but one with a lot of optimism at the same time and that's the big theme of the album. It's about living through hard times and heartache but holding onto hope at the same time.”
Alone, Together will be released August 21 on Saint in the City Records.