David Deacon returns with his latest album Good Day Good Night and new single “Soldiers of the Universe.” Check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-JxLcMLlBk
Celebrated blues singer-songwriter David Deacon, following the success of his early 2023 album Four, is back with a remarkable new collection of recordings on Good Day Good Night. This album is a rich exploration of a wide range of emotions, delivering Deacon’s signature bluesy, gutsy guitar-driven sound that his fans have come to adore.
Leading the way with the album’s poignant first single, “Soldiers of the Universe,” Deacon sets a tone that is as introspective as it is transcendent. The track starts with a probing question and gradually evolves into a self-contained answer. Its message is punctuated with a chorus that is both meditational and existential, conveying the powerful sentiment, “choose not to feel harmed and you cannot be harmed.”
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“Soldiers of the Universe” showcases Deacon’s exceptional song writing and his band’s musical prowess. With Andy Ryan’s opening guitar work, the song begins with a hint of Caribbean rhythms before delving into a chorus that resonates on a deeply spiritual level. The supporting vocalists tastefully enhance the song, and the guitar solo is nothing short of sublime. The track’s transformation from questioning to answering is a journey through cool, soothing sounds.
The album’s focus track, “And They All Sang Along,” is a mesmerizing journey from nostalgia to a heartwarming and whimsical recollection. The composition features subtly blended sounds of hand claps and background harmonies, creating a vivid image of friends standing together, singing, and harmonizing. Deacon’s music has always held the power to take listeners on a reflective, thought-provoking journey, and Good Day Good Night is no exception.
This release follows Deacon’s impressive career that has spanned decades and traversed various creative endeavors. Deacon is a towering figure in the world of music, standing at 6’5″, and his voice is a force of nature. His style is a blend of bluesy, old-school rock and heartfelt ballads that delve deep into the human psyche, exploring the experiences of a seasoned traveler and the people who have crossed his path.
Deacon’s life is a testament to his multifaceted talents. He has explored poetry, song writing, painting, pen and ink drawings, and more, all while maintaining a passion for adventure and taking calculated risks. His journey led him from leaving university to pursue art studies in Paris to becoming a successful race car driver, businessman, and advertising executive. David Deacon’s life is a story of constant evolution and unwavering pursuit of his passions.
In the ’90s, David recorded and released three albums, becoming a fixture at The Rex in Toronto with nearly a seven-year residency. He also performed regularly in cities like Toronto, Buffalo, Rochester, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Kingston. Beyond his artistic endeavors, David’s deep interest in motorcycle and car racing led to remarkable achievements, including winning the Canadian endurance racing championship in a Porsche RSR and racing for the BMW factory team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Today, Deacon is back with a new musical chapter with the release of two albums in one year with Good Day Good Night being a follow-up to his earlier success with his album Four. This album features ten diverse and emotionally resonant tracks, covering a wide spectrum of experiences.
“The songs ‘Poetry’ and ‘Hard Time’ are bookends to the same relationship. Probably no more needs to be said that isn’t said in the songs themselves,” reflects Deacon.
The album’s first single, “Arc of Life,” released on March 24th, is a moving, non-secular composition suitable for memorial services. It emphasizes the belief that one’s actions define who they are and that what we do is the most accurate reflection of our true selves.
“California Has No Winter” is another standout track, celebrating the beauty that emerges with age, much like a stunning sunset. Deacon’s perspective is clear — there is profound value in people and things with history and experience, a message that is sometimes overlooked in a world obsessed with youth and superficial beauty.
Four was released on May 12th, 2023, through Slammin Media and distributed by Believe Distribution. In a world that often disregards the beauty of age and experience, Deacon’s new album challenges the status quo and encourages listeners to appreciate the depth of character and artistry that emerges over time.
Good Day Good Night caps off an ambitious multi-album year. One distinctive feature of Deacon’s song writing is his propensity to take unconventional paths. He weaves his narratives through subtle and profound layers that provoke introspection and Good Day Good Night continues this tradition.