Dan Croll has unveiled his new single 'Hit Your Limit' in advance of his upcoming album 'Grand Plan' out 21st August via Communion Records.
'Hit Your Limit' is chilled, rthymic and instrumental - captivating the audience within the first few seconds in. Dan's vocal range is huge and his tone is warm and inviting as well as very unique. It's hard to put this song in a box - it's got a bit of everything from pop to folk to indie vibes. A cracking addition to the album.
Much like all of the releases that have come from his forthcoming full-length, ‘Hit Your Limit’ and other new release, ‘Cold-Blooded’ look to tell the next chapter in the story of Croll’s migration to the United States, and how he has begun to adjust to life in Los Angeles.
While these new tracks both focus on relatively common troubles in everyday life, the idea of going through them in a strange and unfamiliar city is a new emotion for the frontman to tackle, giving us a raw and intimate look into the anxiety and uncertainty that fuelled this new collection.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Dan says:
“'Hit Your Limit' is about the burn out that we all eventually feel at some point in our lives. It's inevitable we’ll all experience it, even more so if we lead busy lives or live in a big bustling city. In this instance a friend of mine fell ill, and whilst the inner hypochondriac thought it was some deadly disease I had to reassure them (like friends and family still have to do for me) that it was just exhaustion. They’d simply hit their limit, and needed rest.”
The album, ‘Grand Plan’ chronicles the 12-month period starting in February 2018 when Croll decided to up sticks and move to Los Angeles after the realisation that he might be becoming restless in Liverpool. Over the ensuing 12 months Dan turned his experiences into 20-odd songs, eventually whittling them down to a solid dozen chapters. Then, in spring 2019, he spent a month with the estimable Matthew E. White in Virginia bringing to life the songs in the inimitable Spacebomb country-psych-soul style. Each song tells a story, in narrative order.
Speaking about the experience and his return to the music scene Dan explains:
“The past two years have been a rollercoaster, starting from scratch, alone in a different country, but I’m so happy to have come out the other end with this collection of songs. Feels great not only to be back on the music scene, but to be doing it with songs that I finally feel represent the influences and music I truly love.”