Dayglow, the Austin, TX native who has cemented himself as an indie-pop innovator over the last two years, returns today with “Second Nature,” the third track from his forthcoming album People In Motion out October 7 on AWAL.
“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. Dayglow 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.
Shares Sloan on the single, “‘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.
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.”
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