CALIFORNIA, Md., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 13, singer-songwriter Dylan Galvin will announce the upcoming release of his new album "Remember to Play" at The Bollywood Taphouse 1637. Joining him will be local bands Squid Inc. and Change Scene. The show kicks off at 8 p.m.; the full album will be available for purchase at the launch party, and will be available from Galvin's website on June 6th at www.dylangalvin.com, as well as iTunes and Spotify. Anyone joining the website's mailing list will get a free download of the new song "History." The launch party and show is just the first date in a nationwide tour that will take Galvin all the way to Los Angeles, where he will put down roots and pursue his original music career full time.
"Music is not just a means of entertainment for me," says Galvin. "It is a way of communicating. It is a way of delivering a message. The world is in desperate need of good stories, meaning, truth and of art, and I want to use the skills I've honed and the opportunities given to me to deliver these things to the people. I want everyone to experience the joy of the same stories that intrigued my young mind into the world of music."
After years of playing in a cover band, Galvin realized people yearned for something new, original, and different — and that he had the skill and desire to fulfill that yearning. The lyrics on "Remember to Play" represent the emergence from a several-year period of sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and exhaustion: "Where had those days all gone, silly games and calling names and lazy afternoons? The good ol' days had left him faster than a loosely gripped balloon." His passion had, unfortunately, become his job. He had forgotten how to "play."
A return to youthful exuberance and optimism is therefore the central theme of "Remember to Play." Galvin penned songs that chronicled some of the more important parts of his life, from his parents' divorce to his quarter-life crisis. He included a song called "The Chesapeake," an anthem about the home of almost every precious memory of his young life, the Chesapeake Bay. While personal, the new album is at the same time universal in its appeal to youth, hope and the power of "play."
Hard work has earned Galvin not only a dedicated following of fans, but also hearty praise from critics and industry insiders. "Galvin....brought the house down," said The Washington Post. Meanwhile, Dee Jay Gude of SOMD online has called Galvin "One of the most exciting and talented performers in the Maryland and DC area."
See Galvin's latest Music Video for "Recipe" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ablX67DAQYU
About Dylan Galvin
A 2009 graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dylan Galvin is a full-time professional musician. At Berklee, he was one of only six students chosen for a private songwriting masterclass with Paul Simon. Galvin's awards include: Annual Berklee Songwriting Competition winner; nominee for 2016 International Musicians and Entertainers "Best Adult Contemporary Song" and "Best Adult Contemporary Artist"; 2015 Maryland Music Awards nominee for "Breakout Artist," "Best Songwriter" and "Music Icon"; Phoenix Awards "Best Guitarist."
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