Australian musician Dylan Joel combines talents as a singer-songwriter, lyricist and guitarist and channels them into one of the most idiosyncratic approaches to contemporary Australian Pop Music.
Dylan’s debut record, and Triple J feature album, Authentic Lemonade showcased his musical dexterity – taking on the role as co-producer for the record alongside Aria award winning producer Cam Bluff (Amy Shark, Hilltop Hoods, Illy). Stylistically, Dylan’s essence has its roots in Hip-Hop, Gospel and Soul, with his passion for quality songwriting met with realistic and heartfelt lyrics.
His forthcoming album, set for release in 2018, sees Dylan collaborate with Cam once more, this time entering the pop arena with an ever-evolving approach to his sound, laden with influences from early 2000’s RnB. Having labored on this release for three years and finessing his craft as a songwriter, Dylan proves himself as an artist whose pursuit of quality and sentimentality allows his songs to reveal themselves only as they are ready to. It’s a detailed process that Dylan will reveal on his new podcast ‘Talk Shop,’ in order to allow his fans a rare insight into his sensibilities as a multi-faceted artist.
The debut single off the album, ‘Run To The River,’ epitomises Dylan’s ability to traverse genres and assert his diversity as an artist, while emphasizing an organic and true approach to his form. The narrative based, conceptual lyrics explore the idea that sometimes, running away from temptation may in fact be leading you straight to into it.
Backed by a 2-piece live band, incorporating guitar, looping, harmonies and double-time rap, Dylan is receiving recognition as a respected and established showman in his own right. This year saw Dylan complete a marathon-run of shows with industry heavyweights Bliss n Eso, and a sold-out sit down acoustic performance at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, demonstrating his ability to command an audience with his diversity of sound and versatility as a touring artist.
“Nothing brings me more joy, than seeing people moved by the power of love. And music allows me to see that everyday.”