FYI Music News
Nov 02, 2020 by David Farrell
Dan Hill has signed a record deal with WMG-partnered US label Sun and Sky Records in a deal brokered by good friend Paul Farberman. Dan writes the column to say: “I recorded this 14-song album over the past 4 months,” using the covid lockdown to “immerse myself in the recording process without distraction.” He adds that he’s been asked by several people in the media to comment on “the intense racial divide devastating our world and rather than do an interview I wrote ‘What About Black Lives’ as I found this topic too searingly emotional to talk about. Songwriting is always easier for me than say, pontificating on any particular subject.”
‘What about Black lives’ will be released as his first single in four weeks, with a worldwide release on the album in Feb. The single is his first since In Your Eyes was released in 1994.
Winner of a Grammy (as co-producer of Seduces Me on Celine Dion’s 30 plus million-selling Falling Into You album), the winner of five Juno Awards has had his songs covered by a long list of singers that include Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, The Backstreet Boys, Rod Stewart, Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow, Tina Turner, George Benson, and Jeffrey Osborne, Tammy Wynette, Reba, and Alan Jackson. As of 2015, Hill’s songs have reportedly sold over 100M copies.
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