By: Staff –
Rising singer-songwriter Dylan Perkons is back with his brand new single “Black and Blue”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“I often feel like I’m in two places at once,” says Perkons. Like the physical space I exist in and my thoughts never quite line up. When I wrote this song I was thinking a lot about the way we, both as individuals and collectively, experience time. How we understand both love and loss through a kaleidoscope of memories that ultimately, shape our understanding of the present. We are desperately searching for moments, places and feelings that may or may not have ever existed, but it’s often the knowledge that these moments will always be fleeting and the fear of loss that hinder us from truly experiencing anything.”
The best way to create art you love is to work with those you admire. That’s exactly what Victoria-based artist Dylan Perkons did on his upcoming debut, The Healing Day, and the result is a collection of richly orchestral songs that tell the story of an experienced songwriter finally stepping out to record under his own name. Perkons has spent his career working on various projects, honing his craft both on the road and in the studio, so while The Healing Day is his first solo outing, it represents a much longer journey.
Perkons knew early on he wanted to work with producer, Jonas Bonnetta of Ontario folk-outfit Evening Hymns, and had the privilege of recording at his secluded Port William Sound in Mountain Grove, ON. The woods were the perfect backdrop for an album that required, above all else, space. While the album was largely performed by Perkons and Bonnetta, The Healing Day also features a handful of Canadian indie mainstays like Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse,The Luyas), Pietro Amato (The Luyas), Edwin Huizinga (The Wooden Sky), and Lisa Conway (L CON).
New single “Black and Blue” – a heartfelt, soaring indie-folk track. Filled with wonderful atompsheric touches, the song easily transports you to a time and place. Or maybe you might say a rush of times and places, but ones you can hold onto. The arrangements act in subtle and delciate ways, but Perkons commanding voice holds everything together. There’s power in deep dive into the existential void.