Dylan Guthro released his debut album All That's True back in 2012, and he's finally ready to reveal some new material. Since the last LP, Guthro has worked with country hitmaker Gordie Sampson in Nashville, but he's also delved deeper into the realms of pop, R&B, EDM and hip-hop, working with an array of collaborators. Now, he's set to reveal a fresh cut called "Dance on Me," and Exclaim! has your exclusive first listen to it.
Guthro will release his debut recording with his recently formed pop-roots trio Port Cities early next year, but his latest solo offering hears him leaning towards the R&B side of the musical spectrum. Co-written by his Port Cities bandmates Carleton Stone and Breagh Mackinnon, "Dance on Me" is a slick one. It opens with Guthro's crystalline croon before an electro-tinged, dancehall-inspired beat kicks in and preps the track for the club floor.
Speaking to Exclaim!, Guthro had this to say about the song:
It's exciting for me to finally release some of the other stuff I've been up to. It started out as something to open my mind and enjoy some creative freedom but didn't take long for friends who'd heard the songs to tell me I needed to put it out there. This summer felt like the right time. We narrowed it down to this short EP, a bit of a first taste. After working on, and co-writing songs, in the hip-hop/EDM scene for other artists over the past few years, I'm excited to release my own project and see how people react to it.
Let the glossy rhythms wash over you by giving "Dance on Me" a spin in the player below.