Published Sep 07, 2016Dan Deacon learned the importance of relaxation and self-care in making his 2015 LP Gliss Riffer, things he's also applied in releasing new track "Change Your Life (You Can Do It)."
The motivational banger is accompanied by a video, cut together from performance footage from his North American tour last summer.
Deacon said the following about the track's genesis:
Sometime in late 2015 a good friend and long time collaborator, Dave Hughes, asked me to write a new song for the New Year's Eve episode of his show 'Off The Air.' The theme for the show was 'NEWNOW' and it couldn't have come at a better time for me as I was going through some pretty heavy shit at the time and was very depressed, confused and alone. The theme helped me realize I was in a transitional phase of my life and to try to pull myself together and remove the aspects of life that I was in conflict with. Writing the song became an opportunity to motivate myself to change myself. After I started writing the synth parts I realized I wanted the vocals to also be all synthetic and for the lyrics to be a series of simple but empowering mantras to motivate.
Gliss Riffer arrived last year through Domino. Watch the video for "Change Your Life (You Can Do It)" in the player below.