LISTEN TO : “It Already Would Have Not Worked Out by Now” HERE
Boston’s Will Dailey has released “It Already Would Have Not Worked Out By Now,” the first single from his new album Golden Walker due out June 1. After the release of National Throat, Dailey’s first release as an independent artist that debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, garnered over 8 Million streams on Spotify, earned Dailey Album and Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, Song of the Year and Producer of the Year at the New England Music Awards, Best of the Year by Improper Bostonian Magazine, and led to him sharing stage and playing with Eddie Vedder, the question was ; what’s next?
“Dailey proved to be a formidable foil for Vedder over the course of the 20-song stretch, particularly on a cover of Squeeze’s sprightly 1980 track ‘Another Nail in My Heart.’” - The Boston Globe (on the Hot Stove performance with Eddie Vedder)
When going into start writing what would become Golden Walker, Dailey started to reflect on an incident that turned out to be one of his most significant days of his life, and marked a major turning point in his career.
On tour in France, Dailey had a chance meeting with a sculptor who heard his set in the tiny French village he was playing in that night. The sculptor told Dailey “All the gold is being take from our world. They take it all to use in technological devices that are supposed to help us communicate. The gold is disappearing, hidden in phones and computers that only leave us feeling more alone, separated and disconnected. When I heard you tonight through the walls of my workshop, I heard real communication. I heard you. You are a communicator.” He then sculpted and gifted Will a sculpture of a man with a gold nugget on his shoe called “The Golden Walker,” and tasked Dailey with the roll of being a protector of the gold, and to keep communicating through music.
Since that midnight meeting in France, Dailey has spent many nights lying awake wondering about communication and connectivity. We are told we are disconnected. Maybe we are just over connected in the wrong ways? He gets to thinking that there may be nobody in the world who needs to hear one of his songs, but then is reminded of the sculptors call for true connection, and the great human pay-off of being in a live concert venue or recording studio full of people engaging in one moment together, and that is where Golden Walker came from. “Connection, itself, and the amount of connecting cannot be the end goal any longer,” says Dailey. “There is too much loneliness for that to be true. Nurturing and strengthening the important connections we have is a way forward -- the emotional economy of the future.”
Golden Walker will be available as a special edition 180 gram vinyl that includes a secret track and a playable postcard (flexi-disk vinyl), standard 180 gram vinyl LP, CD and digitally. All formats are available for pre-order HERE.