Will Dailey paves a new path with upcoming full length self titled album and first for Universal Republic Records.
Breaking from an approach they employed on their last series of recordings, Will Dailey and his musical cohorts don’t stick to one simple theme, emotion, genre, or style this time out. Rather, the Boston group incorporates elements of introspective folk and invigorating pop into one big rock ‘n’ roll ride.
When Will Dailey entered a Somerville, MA studio with The Rivals and producer Tom Polce in October 2010, he had one goal. “I wanted to shy away from the singer-songwriter side of things and make a real rock and roll record… the ‘roll’ seems to have disappeared from a lot of rock, and we’ve made it part of our mission to bring it back,” the singer, guitarist and lead songwriter declares. “The songs may unfold themselves in many different ways, but the music needed to be high-energy, adventurous, and get right to the heart of the matter.”
Dailey certainly has come a long way to arrive at his major label debut. He released a series of critically acclaimed records through the relaunched, and now independent, CBS Records. In the process, he was honored with two Boston Music Awards for Best Male Singer-Songwriter and was lauded by Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. Meanwhile, his music was featured on more than 50 different television shows such as MTV’s The Hills, NCIS, 90210, CSI: Miami, Eli Stone, CSI: New York, and more. After the band finished recording their third effort, Universal Republic Records executives heard the music and instantly signed them in early 2011.
He also sets the pace similarly on stage. With uncontainable charisma and energy, he’s won over audiences supporting Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews Band at their historic Farm Aid benefit concerts. In addition, Dailey will soon be heard collaborating with Stephen King and Mellencamp on a highly anticipated project produced by T Bone Burnett.