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Western Australian musician Noah Dillion has released his new single, Knievel Daredevil, featuring backing vocals from Asha Jeffries. The release follows up the musicians previous singles Sunburnt In July and Matthew McConaughey.
Recorded at Debaser Studio in WA, the song conceptually explores the pressures that are put on young men to suppress introspection and sensitivity. The pared back, guitar-led track serves as a reminder to focus on your own wants and needs, and to stay true to who you are. Noah explains, “'Knievel Daredevil' is a letter to my former self that I wish I could’ve read in year 9. Looking back at my adolescent years, I can see the constraints and pressure I put myself to be something I wasn’t. This song is a reminder to step back and ask yourself what you really want. It’s a reminder to do things on your own terms and be who you want to be. I’m not a Knievel Daredevil and its important to remember that even the daredevils have feelings too!!”
Dillion played each instrument on the recording, excusing the clarinet, further showcasing his musicianship and calibre of his talent. Produced by Andy Lawson, Dillion shares: “Andy has such a great ear for growing soundscapes and pushed me to new depths. It’s been super special to have Asha on the track. I really hope this is a nice change-up from our previous songs and will mean something special to someone!”
With sold out shows across WA, Dillion has taken to the stage at festivals including Nannup and Wave Rock, with a performance scheduled at Good Day Sunshine later this month. The musician has also supported the likes of Holy Holy, Olympia, San Cisco, Spacey Jane and Paul Dempsy. Dillion is gearing up to hit the road again, with a string of shows scheduled across WA next month. Earlier this year, Dillion was selected for the #BIGSOUND50.
Knievel Daredevil is out now! Listen to the track below.