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Slow Dancer - In A Mood (ATO Records)

Add Date: 06/06
Focus Track: 6, 3, 4
FCC: Clean
Format: College, Triple A, Modern Rock Specialty

Artist Info: Australia’s Slow Dancer - the moniker of singer, songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Simon Okely - recently announced that he signed with ATO Records and made his U.S. live debut. Today the social worker by day, soulful songbird by night reveals the details of his forthcoming sophomore album, In A Mood, which will be released June 9th on ATO Records. Okely recently shared the intoxicating “Don’t Believe” via NPR Music, and today, alongside a profile on Slow Dancer, Noisey is premiering another breezy and stunning new single off the record entitled “It Goes On."

Simon Okely is lost in time. Or at least, his songs as Slow Dancer sound that way: warm, near-whispered indie-rock love letters to the 60s and 70s rhythm and blues records his parents would play on family car rides down Australia’s winding west coast, heavy on nostalgia and even heavier on imagination. Now returning in 2017 with In A Mood, Okely is aiming even higher, featuring a “more expansive, more ambitious” sound that’s “less about the stories we tell ourselves when in love and more about the moods that can come creeping over a relationship” at any time. It’s no wonder his music is already striking a chord with fans of Mac DeMarco, Tobias Jesso Jr, Connan Mockasin and more, with his latest single accumulating over a quarter of a million Spotify streams in just a few weeks.