Follow the Summer
*****Available for download at iTunes***** Dave Dill's "Follow the Summer" is his fifth solo release and is by far, his most stunning and beautiful album to date. Having been influenced by The Beatles and Brian Wilson, his music is reminiscent of the pop masters of the 60's and 70's while retaining a uniquely modern style of songwriting which is fresh sounding and melodically driven. Dill is solely responsible for all of the songwriting, vocals, instrumentation, and production with the addition of co-writing and co-producing three songs with legendary songwriter Derek Holt of The Climax Blues Band. "Perfect There" features Dill's innate ability to balance exemplary songwriting with highly creative instrumentation. The song features a surreal acoustic guitar blended with a rhythmic, dream-like synthesizer acting as percussion with a "time" feel that is immersive and mesmerizing. One of the most experimental sounding of all of Dill's songs, "Perfect There" is an atmospheric jewel and features his ability to easily switch from varying musical styles with ease. "Never So Beautiful" is a pop masterpiece and features soft harmonic vocals, a strikingly complex arrangement of instrumentation and a vibrant melodic energy akin to Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows". This song best represents Dill's perceptive production skills and features a subtle, yet sunny mandolin artfully balanced with a vintage Rhodes piano and soaring vocal choruses. "Hide and Seek", is one of three songs co-written and co-produced with Derek Holt, who wrote and sang the hit classic rock ballad "I Love You". "Hide and Seek" is a gorgeous palette of Dill's soothing vocal style, honeyed Harrisonesque slide guitar, and prominent melodic percussion. Holt's exceptional skills as a co-producer on this track are quite apparent, as this song is undeniably strong in it's genuine emotional tone and incorporates an intriguing lyrical story line that is also evident in Holt's beautiful, timeless track, "I Love You." The title track, "Follow the Summer/Pink Skies" is a beautifully orchestrated pop/rock ballad that features a melodious blend of harmonic vocals, artful instrumentation, and sensually poetic lyrics. The overall "feel" of the song is an artfully composed nature inspired lullaby, as the song seems to follow the slow, steady rhythmic motion of ocean waves. Dave Dill's "Follow the Summer", represents all of his intuitive skills as a masterful songwriter who revives the concept of the lost art of crafting songs which focus on the importance of melody. Dill successfully achieves this by remaining true to his strong classic roots and what follows is an album so genuine and so beautiful, that it truly impresses on all musical fronts. Dill is a superlative "natural" in musical translation and his songs leave no room for listeners to "grow into" the music. "Follow the Summer" is a phenomenal musical tour de force from this amazingly talented solo artist whose personal sense of musicianship emanates from a deep respect for classic artists who are virtual kings of melody. "Follow the Summer" is a jewel of an album and one which successfully pays homage to these musical giants. Dave Dill personally triumphs in the art of creating perfection in melody with an album so beautifully and artistically presented, it will move and impress even the most discerning of music fans.