Hello. For me, music is an opportunity to share something truly personal with others. It is for that reason that I have chosen to make my new recordings free of charge. Music has a unique affect on different listeners; we become involved with songs that touch aspects of our lives and we make those songs our own. I saturated this EP with my thoughts and feelings over a three-month period in an attempt to understand my experiences with love. When it was complete, I realized how futile it was to try understanding something as complex as love. Instead, I found a sense of closure; hope surrounded with exciting uncertainty. I want to share this personal viewpoint with anyone who will listen because I believe it’s a common theme to which everyone can relate. I truly hope you can find something in this music that speaks to your life; and if you do…share it.
Dan Wythoff's newest release, "The Sunscreen EP", embodies a more organic, stripped down sound than his previous recordings. "The idea was to write truly honest material, drawing from influences such as Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, and Bon Iver." With the aid of local producer and musician, Paul Sipio, Wythoff was able bring these ideas to life, combining his lyrical content with ethereal and fluid music that accompanies with a slightly unusual instrumentation. With several instrumental tracks throughout the EP, the listener is given a chance to create their own story to accompany the music. The nine song EP was written entirely in the summer of 2009 as an exploration of love: exciting, impermanent, paralyzing, human.
The Sunscreen EP (for free)
Now, Departing (on iTunes)
"Trading the previously cymbal heavy and pop-ish sound of Now Departing for one of earthly guitar and more vocal oriented tracks, The Sunscreen EP is a wonderful example of progression...All in all The Sunscreen EP is just what we were hoping to hear from Wtyhoff after his initial debut."
"The eleven-track album is an example of deep reflection and alternating perspectives, an impressive compilation for someone just beyond legal adulthood. Wythoff comes across as honest and pure...Wythoff takes each thought, each experience and spins it in way that is entirely relatable and elegantly presented."
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