Here’s to 2021 bringing balance back to the force after this most challenging year! Happy New Year to one and all... and I can only hope to not forget or bury the pain and despair of this last year but rather use it as a reminder at how precious our time together truly is moving forward ❤
Two years ago today DRN had the great pleasure of recording a couple tracks live in Berlin at Hansa Studios with this lovely group of music lovers! The new track we recorded that day is coming out on our new DRN 2021 album! What a wonderful day that was tracking at Bowie’s old stomping grounds with these fine folks from different corners of the globe!
As a Holiday Greeting from all of us in DRN I recorded a version of ‘Silent Night’ and made a video to accompany the song 🙂 The Video is created from images of some of my favorite spots in Israel and the West Bank I had the pleasure of frequenting between 2005 and 2008 while residing in Jerusalem. Being this time of year in much of the western world is the celebration of the life of Jesus and his message of compassion the video starts and ends with shots of the Sea of Galilee, then images of Bethlehem, the City of David, the Western Wall and the Mount are shown… all places Yeshua once walked. Also included are a few shots of people practicing other faiths since I personally believe all religions are talking about the same mountain top, we just take different roads to get there. In fact there are stories in Hindu and Buddhist circles of a man named Yeshua who visited their territory during the same time period Jesus is absent from the New Testament. The message he returned with after his years ‘walking the wilderness’ is very much the Buddhist message of loving one’s enemy being the path to peace, a message Buddha espoused hundreds of years before the birth of Christ. Whatever the true meaning and purpose of the life of Jesus one thing is for certain… the three Abrahamic faiths, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, all have Jesus’ life story as part of their consciousness.
Looking forward to being on ‘Those Damn Crows’ podcast ‘Crowcast’ this evening (Tuesday) at 9pm UK time! Hope you can tune in as I will be discussing the new solo album ‘Liftoff’, the 2021 DRN album and accompanying Film ‘Supernova’, the band signing to a new label, as well as the Documentary filmmaker Paul Mortlock from the UK has created about the band!
Only gratitude to Ross Muir for the insightful and positive review of the new solo album ‘LIFTOFF’ over at ‘Fabrications HQ’! Honored you dig the new album and I very much appreciate you spreading the word about the new music 🙂
Love and gratitude to all those who have been ordering the new music and posting such positive comments about the preview videos! To all a most inspiring Monday 🙂
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We Have ‘Liftoff’ 🙂 Today is the official launch to my New Solo Album! Please read below if you want to check out the Press Release, and links to the album! My deepest gratitude for checking out the new music! We have ‘Liftoff’! —the launch of Dan Reed’s extraordinary new solo album. Released on Zero One Entertainment’s label and distributed through Townsend Records, the album is now shipping and available to download today. In a statement from Dan Reed - “I am happy to announce the official release date of the new solo album ‘LIFTOFF’ today for CDs, ‘Liftoff’ T Shirts, Signed CDs (100 available) and Digital Downloads on the Links below! All songs will be available on Spotify January 30th 2021. The feedback about the four preview tracks/videos released over the last month and the reviews from the online publications have been most heartening and I would like to thank the wonderful Claire Lloyd for all her great efforts in the getting the word spread about this new album, Ian Kelosky for the sublime mastering job, and Graeme Purdy Graeme Purdy Bell for the always beautiful artwork and Anders Gustafsson for the lovely cover photo! It’s truly humbling seeing hard rock publications such as ‘Metal Talk’ state - “There is a genuine lyricism at play here that adds layer upon layer of depth to the gorgeous kaleidoscope of colours, the words just as important to the whole atmosphere as the blissed tapestry of sound.” My only hope the new
Hello all... just received word from Townsend Records, our distributor for the new solo album ‘Liftoff’ that the product arrived to them today but too late to ship before closing time today, so all will be shipped on Monday so we are moving the release date to Monday the 7th next week! My apologies for being a few days late, but we will still be shipping in plenty of time for delivery well before Christmas 🙂 Thank you for your patience and understanding. It appears mail service is still running a bit late during these challenging times.
Much love and wishing everyone a beautiful weekend, and will be posting digital links and update here Monday 🙂
Good evening! Here is the 4th and final Preview Lyric Video for the song ‘Back to Earth’ from my forthcoming solo album ‘Liftoff’. This video is dedicated to the spirit of our US holiday yesterday that celebrates the brotherhood that once developed between the Native American Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the first Europeans to settle in what was to become the United States. After pining for idyllic off world destinations, longing for a moment of respite from earthly problems and our relationship with technology with the last three songs this track addresses stepping back and appreciating what a gift this beautiful blue and green marble floating in space which we call home truly is. The video is a tribute to all native peoples who once believed in living in harmony with nature and opens with a quote from the Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier, and features the late Russell Means’ opening address to the US Congress in 1989 where he humbly calls the US Senators he was asking to honor Native American rights his ‘relatives’ in 1989. If you’re ever in the mood to see a vastly intelligent and caring soul appealing to the hardened heart’s of the powerful elite then check out ‘Russell Means addresses Congress’ on YouTube. It is truly powerful to witness. This song also features the beautiful voices of UK artists Emily Lynn and Lara Smiles on background vocals. Thank you both for making this track shine! I hope you enjoy the song and video,
Inevitably, due to the continued uncertainty caused by the current pandemic the decision has been taken to postpone the DRN co-headline tour with Reckless Love and other European headline shows scheduled for 2021. Please see the attached photo's for all new tour dates.
It's not a decision that's been taken lightly as the band are eager to get back on the road, however it is still paramount to ensure the safety of all those planning to attend, once the world opens up again DRN will be primed and ready to get back to celebrating music and good times!
Dan Reed will be following up this post in the next few days with more information.