Welsh singer-songwriter, artist and producer Allan Dawson has offered the resonance and connectivity we’ve been crying out for with his lockdown-born fourth studio album, “Reflections of Your Face”, featuring the standout single, “Bubble”.
The space between the guitar notes in Bubble leaves enough room for lament to linger before the sardonic wit from the vocals creeps in and adds welcomed nuanced humour to the soundscape.
With Psych Rock elements adding plenty of vibrance to the tonal palette and the accompaniment of Slash-style soaring solos, Bubble is an aural paradox through its ability to offer quaint eccentricity and masterfully subversive dynamism.
Reflections of Your Face chimes an emotional colour wheel of struggle, determination, separation, loss, ambition and a yearning for better times.
Amelia Vandergast at A&R Factory said:
Regardless of how dilapidated your soul feels, Allan Dawson’s façade-less approach to songwriting won’t fail to leave you endeared when addressing matters of isolation and uncertainty. With Bubble, he bridged the gap between real life and lyricism.
About the artist
Colwyn Bay, North Wales-hailing artist Allan Dawson has been ingrained in the industry since the 90s. Starting out as a lead guitarist with the subconscious propensity of becoming a solo artist he took to sound engineering and ended up with four studio albums under his belt.
Each of his releases is a reflection of his colourfully gritty life experiences arranged to offer inspiration, intimate emotion and humility. With artists from Mansun to Eagles influencing his sound which shares reminiscences to Supergrass, Dave Matthews and David Gilmour, Dawson delivers an accessible immersive sound with a provocative authentic twist.
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