Danny McGuire releases a new single, ‘A Scottish Meditation on Feeling Better’, as part of a partnership with the Dutch Embassy as part of a unique UK-Netherlands musical exchange.
The track is accompanied by ‘Bend or Break’, a single released by Dutch counterpart Monokino – the two acts having initially planned a joint NL & UK tour for the winter of 2020 prior to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Instead, the project aims to “build bridges between the UK and The Netherlands through their shared passion for music in the absence of live events”.
As McGuire says: “‘A Scottish Meditation on Feeling Better’ is a gentle pop song about having hope and never giving up. Written in the weirdest of times, the song is a gentle reminder to those closest to me to hang in there and keep being themselves.”
The track, which is available to download or steam, is, he adds, “for listeners to pause, reflect and heal amidst the current chaos of the world.”
Recorded and mixed by McGuire in his home studio in September, the track was then mastered by Matt Colton (Blood Orange, Caribou) at Metropolis Studios in London.
Having previously called Toronto, Brisbane and Amsterdam home, McGuire lives and works in London and is perhaps best known as a member of the indie outfit Probably Oslo.
That band, who emerged in early 2019, worked with producer Brett Shaw (Foals, Robyn) at 123 Studios in Peckham where he and the band recorded singles ‘Meridian Lines’ and ‘Little By Little’.
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