Saturday, July 20, 2024

Dropout Dan – Forever, Instead EP Review

Cambridgeshire-born Daniel O’Dell, aka Dropout Dan, began writing songs from an early age, describing his sound as acoustic lyrical rock with a twist.

‘Forever, Instead’, this year’s follow-up to his 2011 debut EP ‘Do You Remember’, consists of five tracks that showcase Dan’s innovative take on acoustic music. Opening track ‘Oh Little Red’ features a breathy, ethereal sound to the vocals with a continuous guitar refrain, which continues throughout the EP, with closing track ‘Like The Stars’ making use of echo effects rarely seen from artists of a similar genre. Possibly the strongest track on the album, it bounces from softer moments to brasher sounding vocals, ending with a dreamy-sounding instrumental moment.

Check out the video for ‘Oh Little Red’ below!

Sharp sounding guitars and strong, quintessentially British sounding vocals give a feel that’s reminiscent of the likes of Frank Turner. The acoustic folk-rock genre is a busy one, but Dropout Dan’s unique delivery and strong lyrical content sets him apart from the rest. If you’re a fan of guitar-laden melodic songs with a kick to them, make sure you check out Dropout Dan ASAP!

You can buy ‘Forever, Instead’ on Amazon now



Milly Youngman
Milly Youngman
'Grown up' emo kid and pop punk lover (with plenty of everything else in the mix too). Life and style blogger at and former arts writer and editor.

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