Singer/Songwriter, Dean Ray releases his new album, ‘4TRAK Sessions Volume One’, on Friday September 4TH via Franklin Sound Art and MGM Distribution.
The first single from the album,‘Survive’, is an inspirational song for these trying times and spawned from his own personal experiences.
Dean had this to say about writing ‘Survive’: “I come from a long line of railway workers, brick layers, shearer’s, cleaners and stockmen. Battlers of working class Australia. I wrote this song from my own experiences and what I have observed existing in this world pay cheque to pay cheque. This song is for anyone working the daily grind just to survive. Just to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.”
Travelling from east to west across our terra firma performing on the Showcase Tour last year had a flow on effect for Dean. ‘4TRAK Sessions Volume One’, is stripped back, real and incredibly soulful. The release of ‘4 TRAK Sessions Volume One’ with Deans’ raw, intimate and haunting vocals takes you on an emotive journey. There are some overtones of Jeff Buckley creeping onto a couple of the songs that will get the hair’s prickling on the back of your neck.
Dean set himself a challenge at the onset of the ‘4TRAK Sessions Volume One’, to release a song per week and here, the first offering of that challenge. He has engineered, produced, mixed and mastered this ten-track album, and includes an influential Gerry Rafferty classic, ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’.
Hailing from Queensland and now based in Sydney, Dean has musical blood in his veins. He’s been travelling the performers highway from a very young age and started playing the drums first, which soon led to guitar lessons from the ripe age of thirteen. With a natural ability to write songs and breaking away at tender age of sixteen, Dean’s worked relentlessly on his craft and writes songs from a myriad of experiences touring both here and internationally. ‘4TRAK Sessions Volume One’ is available in physical and digital formats from September 4th, 2020.
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