Dave Harrington, acclaimed guitarist and producer, has recently announced his upcoming solo album, “The Pictures”. This highly anticipated project will mark Harrington’s second solo release, following his well-received debut album, “Before This There Was One Heart But a Thousand Thoughts”.
Known for his genre-bending sound and innovative approach to music, Harrington has already made quite a name for himself in the industry. He is best known as one half of the acclaimed duo Darkside, alongside electronic music pioneer Nicolas Jaar. Their self-titled album, released in 2013, garnered critical acclaim for its unique blend of electronic and rock elements.
However, with “The Pictures,” Harrington is stepping out on his own to explore new sonic territories. The album promises to be a remarkable showcase of his creative talent, as he takes on various roles as a songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Harrington effortlessly weaves together elements of rock, jazz, ambient, and electronic music to craft an immersive listening experience.
The lead single from “The Pictures,” titled “Pure Imagination,” offers a glimpse into Harrington’s musical vision. The track is a mesmerizing reimagining of the classic song from the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Harrington’s ethereal guitar work, coupled with haunting atmospheric textures and subtle electronic beats, adds an entirely new dimension to the beloved tune.
In a recent interview, Harrington expressed his excitement about the album, stating, “The Pictures is an exploration of sound and storytelling. It’s an album that takes you on a journey through different emotions and soundscapes. I wanted to create something that feels both introspective and expansive, something that can transport the listener to another world.”
Collaboration has always been a significant part of Harrington’s artistic process, and “The Pictures” is no exception. The album features a stellar lineup of guest musicians, including acclaimed saxophonist Sam Gendel, drummer Mark Guiliana, bassist Spencer Zahn, and pianist Will Epstein, among others. This collective of talented artists adds depth and diversity to Harrington’s compositions, elevating the album to new heights.
“The Pictures” is also accompanied by a visually stunning album cover, created by esteemed artist Robert Beatty. The artwork perfectly captures the album’s immersive and otherworldly essence, serving as a visual representation of the sonic landscape Harrington has crafted.
Fans of Dave Harrington, as well as newcomers to his work, can look forward to the release of “The Pictures” on October 8th, 2021. This album promises to be a testament to Harrington’s boundless creativity and his ability to push musical boundaries. As a solo artist, Harrington continues to evolve and grow, establishing himself as a true innovator in the world of music.