Dylan Lloyd Thankful

Dylan Lloyd: Thankful and the Crimea Music Festival

 

I’ve been working with Chicago-born soul singer-songwriter and BMG/Radar/Bug artist Dylan Lloyd recently. One of our songs, “Thankful,” has just been released. Stream the entire song above, or own it by hopping over to iTunes!

“Thankful” is a co-write between me and Dylan. Over a few writing sessions, we came up with the haunting persistent vibe set up by an incessantly four-on-the-floor drum pattern augmented by a simple electric guitar part and a Rhodes. Dylan crafted much of the lyrical content around the topic of healing from depression and on gratefulness as an antidote to hopelessness:

The tears of a cloud formed an ocean of pain
I forgot how the sun felt on my face
You were too hard to reach, I was losing control
Till your light cast the dark from the seat of my soul

See the signs
Let it open up your eyes
Love your life
And be thankful for this time
The fall was a long way down but
I had to reach for something to believe in
You always believed in me

It was tearing me down from the inside out
Every wall that I built trapped in the sound
I was losing the fight and the will to survive
I let the sky unfold and show me the light

See the signs
Let it open up your eyes
Love your life
And be thankful for this time
The fall was a long way down but
I had to reach for something to believe in
You always believed in me

Words and Music by David Das and Dylan Lloyd
©2011 Das Bunk Music (BMI) / Radar/Bug/BMG Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

Stream the entire song above, and buy it on iTunes or Amazon!

I’ve previously worked with Dylan as he represented the USA in the international 2011 Crimea Music Festival, singing another of his songs along with a cover version of Elton John’s “Sacrifice” which I produced for him. “Sacrifice” is also available on iTunes and Amazon.

 

3 days ago
It's done. Perhaps the most epic a cappella production I've ever worked on, with a lot of help from my friends. Enjoy SUPERHUMAN: https://t.co/EU3Px3XN2Z #kpop #acappella @NCTsmtown_127 #NCT127_SUPERHUMAN
5 days ago
...and now sparklingthreads is planting earworms in my head... https://t.co/xcdFfRHPwy
5 days ago
It's like sparklingthreads is living inside my head. https://t.co/rWk2C2Os7w
1 week ago
Not a whole lot of sessions going on, so I had to step into my friend @danlutz's private session with @louiepalmerdrum. #50waystoleaveyourlover https://t.co/zZj3012VtG
1 week ago
Finally taking the plunge: backing up with SuperDuper -> Mojave -> Catalina in the hopes it'll clear up some longstanding issues. #Mac #Upgrade