David James Allen wears many hats. A singer-songwriter, graphic artist, DIY record producer, and poet – all of which he puts to good use in his growing body of work. In 2017, Allen established himself as a bona fide roots music auteur with his debut album ‘When The Demons Come’, a collection of wide-ranging alt-country, folk, blues, and gospel influences. His sophomore album, Radiations, is out now. The album is ten songs recorded at Allen’s home studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Allen has recently shared the title track from Radiations, that sports a haunting timber, while the artist croons with a poetic bounce and a blue shade of gaiety. Supported by modest harmonies, dusty violin lines, a steady beat, and restrained guitar application, David James Allen comfortably tells a tale of companionship and basking in the warmth of comfort in another – sharing a world where My Morning Jacket meets Chris Stapleton.
“‘Radiations’ is a song about firsts. Feeling in love for the first time and sharing parts of yourself with that person that no one else has ever known,” says Allen. “The magic and the liberation, the fear and jubilation of young love. It is about wading in the unknown and in the securities and comforts of having a companion – and in that moment never wanting to let them go.