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New Release – Sorry From The Road by Dany Horovitz

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Dany Horovitz is a Canadian singer-songwriter, known for delighting audiences with his memorable melodies and beautiful storytelling through vivid lyrics. Each of the singles off of Dany’s debut album ‘Free Times’, received radio play across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Dany’s music is infused with modern takes on familiar sounds: melodic guitar and piano chords, popping bass licks, and toe-tapping percussion. His lyrics are stories of love, loss, and life, drawing inspiration from ancient poets, modern philosophers, and personal experiences.

“My upcoming single ‘Sorry From The Road’ is about the destructive cycle that people can find themselves in, romantically. Sometimes, people can keep pursuing and falling for the same kind of people who are absolutely wrong for them. There’s that feeling that, we’ve been here before and it’s deja-vu except with a different partner. That’s what this song is about.”

“I was listening to a Roy Orbison playlist one night, and just marveling at how beautifully he wrote and sang all these super sad songs. They’re not all sad, but the ones that are really hit deep, and he was just one of those great singer-songwriters who could marry catchy melodies with meaningful stories. So I guess you could say that I was trying to write my version a Roy Oribson song, to filter his influence through me into something new.”

“The song was recorded at Dreamhouse Studios, in Toronto. What’s really funny, and this speaks to how amazing recording in a studio with professionals is, the end result has a completely different vibe than how I wrote it. Sean Royle, one of my frequent collaborators who is also just a world-class musician and unbelieable musical arranger, heard a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band vibe somewhere in there. And I love Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, so I was immediately on board with going in that direction. We kicked up the energy, added a glockenspiel, and a saxophone solo. My producer, the incomparable Calvin Hartwick, recommended dropping the key to put it more in my vocal range and make my vocal performance more authentically myself and less of a Roy Orbison impression.

“The song was mixed by the legendary Dave Schiffman, who I’m really grateful to have worked with twice now – he also mixed my earlier releaseDownward Into the Dark’. This is a guy who’s worked with everyone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Adele to Alanis Morrisette.”

“I want to pay tribute to the late, great Henry Gluch. Henry played the saxophone on my earlier release After Last Call’ and he recorded the saxophone solo on ‘Sorry From The Road’. When we were discussing arrangements, Sean came up with this idea for solo but thought it would be better coming from a sax rather than a guitar, to give the song that E Street Band feel. Henry recorded the part, with his son Alex engineering. My favorite memory is hearing the sax part in the song for the first time. It just absolutely pops, and it still does whenever I hear the song. I am so grateful to Henry and Alex for their contribution. Henry knocked it out of the park and I am so excited for everyone to hear the final results. Sadly, Henry passed away earlier this year. He was an incredibly talented musician, and also just a smart, kind, and generous soul.”

“I worked with Roberta Landreth on the cover art for my upcoming album Phanerorhyme’, and all the singles, including Sorry From the Road’. Roberta is literally one of Canada’s top album artists, and I’m lucky to have collaborated with her. We chatted a lot about the collection of songs, and went over a bunch of photos, including professional photos. She gave me a bunch of cool style options, and the one that I kept coming back to, was the one you see. Studio images, showing the recording process, drenched in colour, catching your eye. They caught my eye, anyway. Using colour in this way, and especially over “raw” images showing the studio process, is almost like a visual metaphor for change. Music changes as it moves from the mind to the mic. The name of the albumPhanerorhyme’ is connected to change too. The word is one I made up, based on “phanerothyme”, which is linked to “psychedelic”. Phanerorhyme is my way of saying that music is also a mind-altering substance. Stories give you meaning and help you change the way you see the world, and songs are the best kinds of stories.”

‘Sorry From The Road’ is out 21st April. Pre-save here.

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