I was angry and sad, haunted by the image of police helicopters floating above the archives as they burned in the night. I think ‘Red Light’ is also about them – are we all just archives of our own lives? Free Life helped establish Wilson's reputation as a songwriter, with The A.V. Listen/Buy ‘All It Would Take’Watch the lyric video on VEVO for ‘All It Would Take’Pre-save the new EP, out this fall. I’m so happy about how these songs turned out. And he's a song crafter . Wilson co-wrote three of the songs on Adele's multiple-Grammy-winning 21, "Don't You Remember", “One and Only", and, most notably, "Someone Like You", which became a number one hit in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand was a top ten hit around the globe. By the time Vine went away I had migrated to the other social sites, and relaxed the time constraint a bit. Most notably, a hand illustrated 24-page hardcover Deluxe Album Book/CD. I called it ‘Words & Music in 6 Seconds.’ I wanted to give songwriters very brief and helpful statements that they could apply to their own work as they wished. Wilson's second solo album, Love Without Fear, was released on April 15, 2014 and includes performances by Sara Bareilles, Missy Higgins, Lissie, Natalie Maines, Blake Mills, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins. Meet Danny Wilson (1952) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. All rights reserved. Wilson is a native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. If I do 15 or 20 of these I would love the idea of packaging them together and calling it an album. My new single is ‘Red Light,’ which I wrote with Jenny Owen Youngs and Ethan Gruska, and produced with Ethan,’ explains Dan Wilson. Subscribe to Dan's email newsletter and get updates right in your inbox.

We recorded the song last year and I’m really happy that it’s now coming out. So I wrote this song about those questions. [9][10][11][12] “Dan Wilson’s career is proof positive that smart, elegant songwriting has a place in music… [Love Without Fear] is a lovely amalgamation of chamber rock, gentle country, gooey '70s pop and snappy soul. Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award–winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and visual artist. Then you can turn outward and begin to change the world around you, too. Semisonic released one EP, three full-length albums, and one live album.

As a producer of this track, on which he also played piano, Wilson shared in the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. I'm just trying to be free. If my master tapes are gone, am I still here?

Film, TV, and Soundtracks (as a performer), Film and Soundtracks (as a writer and producer), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, "Interview: Dan Wilson - From "Closing Time" to Open Doors", "Harvard Radcliffe Class of 1983: 30th Reunion Registered Attendees", "Office for the Arts at Harvard Prize Recipients", "Music Reviews: The Latest From Ingrid Michaelson, Nas, Jason Derulo and More", "Music reviews: 'Love Without Fear,' 'Food, "Perennial Co-Writer Returns With An Album Of His Own (transcript)", "Adele's Collaborator Dan Wilson Goes Solo With an Album", "Dan Wilson: "I'm like the world's expert in super mournful, lonely songs right now, "Remember Semisonic? Daniel Dodd Wilson (born May 20, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and visual artist. A red light, shining up from the city. Danny has since made a huge stamp on the band's sound, not only with his guitar playing, but also with his considerable vocal range. At his "Words and Music by Dan Wilson" shows, audience members receive illuminated set lists that are hand illustrated by Wilson. "[8] The album received largely favourable reviews emphasizing Wilson's reputation as a songwriter. Several years of world touring and recording have followed including, most recently, the release of The Sun Album, recorded at the world famous Sun Studios in Memphis and featuring a collection of songs from the studio's early days. I felt like they HAD TO be great – and now you can be the judge of whether they are :) (Go ahead and let me know if I’m following my own advice or not…) We got a lot of help along the way but special shout out to Jenny Owen Youngs, Mike Viola and Richard Walters for writing some of the songs with me! I think that'd be fantastic, but I don't really have that in my mind. Wilson is married to Diane Espaldon. Keith's parting gift to the band was to introduce them to his longtime friend Danny Willson, who joined at short notice and amazed both fans and band with the ease at which he stepped into this most coveted position. Wilson attended Harvard University, where he studied visual arts with a focus on printmaking[3] and from which he graduated B.A. One of these set lists was featured on NPR's blog All Songs Considered. [18], Wilson’s thoughts about songwriting and the creative process are also captured in his series, Words & Music in Six Seconds, which was originally launched on Vine and is now regularly posted on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Danny Wilson. Since Trip Shakespeare's breakup in 1992, Wilson has continued to collaborate with his brother, including the release of two live albums (Minneapolis 2010 and Minneapolis 2013). With its line-up aged between 12-14, the band played countless gigs in their local area. Even as we were all sharing the same scary short-term fears about the epidemic, I also was thinking, ‘What happens if we make it through this? In addition to being the leader of Semisonic, Wilson has released several solo recordings, including the 2017 release Re-Covered. Here’s my new single, “Try Love.” Nobody needs to be pitched on trying love, we try it again and again, no matter how rough it gets. How will my life be changed? What more could I ask for? Semisonic stopped touring in August 2001 but continued to perform on occasion. He was represented by Thomas Barry Fine Arts in Minneapolis, and his works are included in numerous private and corporate collections. Meanwhile Danny's brother RIck formed Diesel Park West. And of course the ‘recording’ light on a tape machine is red. Rather than organizing the new songs into an album, he would instead release them over time as monthly singles. 1.6K likes. from School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. How will our lives be changed? All against a backdrop of isolation, despair, and hope. He is known as the leader of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated “Closing Time” and the international hit “Secret Smile.” Wilson has also released several solo recordings, including the 2014 release Love Without Fear. Danny's early influences were the pop acts of the sixties and early seventies, before moving onto the classic rock bands of the seventies - Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, Budgie, Genesis, Free, Yes and....Wishbone Ash. A little bit of twang and a lot of cinematic emotion. and Lulu, as well as on the cover of his first solo album, Free Life. My ‘Words & Music’ series of online songwriter advice clips began on the Vine app. He crafts songs and he thinks about them. like old-school. Powered by Wilson's songs "Closing Time", which was a number-one hit on the Modern Rock charts for thirteen weeks in the spring and summer of 1998, the follow-up single "Singing in My Sleep", and "Secret Smile", a breakthrough hit for the band internationally, Feeling Strangely Fine attained platinum sales status in the U.S. and U.K. "Closing Time" received a 1999 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song[6] and has become an enduring pop-culture reference point for the late 1990s. In describing the album, Wilson said, "The songs are about being left alone, not wanting to lose someone, about desperately wishing for connection and togetherness. A number of artists have described Wilson's ability to help put their feelings and ideas into song. Wilson's paintings are featured on the artwork for two of Trip Shakespeare's albums, Are You Shakespearienced? .

Semisonic's third album, All About Chemistry, was released in 2001, and featured Wilson's song "Chemistry", the album's first single, and also included "One True Love", a song Wilson co-wrote with Carole King.

Daniel Dodd Wilson (born May 20, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and visual artist. "[16], Wilson’s discoveries as a solo artist and collaborator with other artists are the subject of “Words and Music by Dan Wilson”, solo concerts in which he performs some of his songs and describes the songs’ various inspirations or the insights that occasioned their composition. Wilson created all of the artwork for his 2014 album Love Without Fear. I feel that in each of our lives, there is the possibility of meeting that one person who will change the way we see everything, a person who will give us a sense of new meaning, a mission, a passion. “All it Would Take” is our song for that moment, that person, that one voice that can change the world within you.