There’s a kaleidoscopic, psychedelic folk quality to this new Dan Croll track that sounds like it was plucked from the 60s and dropped into a modern 21st century studio. Indie folk I guess is where it’s landed but it has all the hallmarks of contemporary Americana in its Laurel Canyon melodic harmonies, the interplay of guitars and the way it sings and dances across nearly four minutes.
‘Yesterday’ was produced by Matthew E. White at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, Virginia and it comes from Croll’s recent double A-side release on Communion Records and is his first new music since his Emerging Adulthood album from two years ago.
Also of note, the song is dedicated to a certain member of The Beatles…
“I was picked by my tutors and classmates at LIPA to do this writing session with Paul. But the day before was a nightmare: I had something on in London, a songwriting competition that didn’t finish till midnight. And I was a broke student so I had to get the night-bus, arrived in Liverpool about half seven in the morning, and went into this session exhausted and unprepared. It went by so quickly that afterwards I was so angry with myself for not making the most of it – not asking the right questions, not showing him more material.
“It had always frustrated me, and it wasn’t until more recently that I fully grasped how good he is – I’d ignored The Beatles a bit because I’d grown up in Liverpool surrounded by them. And that realisation was partly what drove me to move to LA and try hone my own personal songwriting.”