The Faulkner Review previews “Traveler Tales” , giving credit to the great talent on this album. The album will be available worldwide September 8th.
What do a beggar, an exile, the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, a photographer, a veteran, have in common? All are part of the entourage on David Arn’s latest cd “Traveler Tales”. Fourteen travelers, each relating their situation through song.
The new album arrives on September 8th. It is pure Americana, a miscellany of folk and soft rock. As everyone’s life is distinctive, each song varies in style to reflect the unique personality of the traveler. Each song is rife with the introspective lyrical quality Arn’s listeners have come to expect.
“Traveler Tales” showcases the talents of these musicians and singers: Tobias Wilson (guitar,dobro, lap steel,bass), Joni Fuller (strings), Raz Ben Ari (guitar), Ian Smith (saxophone, Gladys Knight,Sister Sledge,The Temptations), Jordan McQueen (drums). Kerri Hardwick, Tyra Juliette (Demi Lovato, Pharrell,Ed Sheeran). In addition, Arn plays keyboards and rhythm guitar. Two songs serve as introduction to vocalist Ava Hart.
Mastered at Abbey Road Studio by Alex Wharton. Artwork:Julie De Abreu
Here’s the complete track list of “Traveler Tales” which will be available everywhere on September 8th.
1). We’re Not Broken–The Lover’s Tale
2). Fallen Bird– The Beggar’s Tale
3). Thirteen Days–The Exile’s Tale
4). Not Amused– The Wanderer’s Tale
5). It’s Not Going to Kill Us–The Father’s Tale
6). Mother’s Day (featuring Ava Hart)-The Mother’s Tale
7). You Never Really Know–The Fool’s Tale
8). Black Dog– The Photographer’s Tale
9). Traveler–The Minstrel’s Tale
10). Keeping My Distance–The Veteran’s Tale
11). Silently Drifting to Paradise (feat. Ava Hart)–The Sinner’s Tale
12). St. Paul’s Chimes–The Bystander’s Tale
13). Love is Free–The Writer’s Tale
14). When It’s Over–The Ex-lover’s Tale
About David Arn
David Arn is a U.S. singer, songwriter best known for his lyrical style. He currently has two albums entitled, “Postmodern Days” and “Walking in Dreamland” and numerous singles
Several of his music videos have been film festival award winners. His music has been featured on NPR stations, BBC Radio, and heard on Delta Airlines commercial flights.
David Arn’s new music video takes place in upscale Upper Manhattan and fans are never in doubt what he is trying to say. “Three Wise Monkeys” is tongue-in-cheek. When the search for love comes up empty, the doors of reprisal must open wider.
The brilliant video by William Murray showcases the talents of experienced actors who
bring the tale to life in spectacular form. Carly Erin O’Neil is resplendent as the self-obsessed ex-lover we all love to hate. Only David Swift could convincingly play her jilted lover who, after being ghosted, calculates a path to retribution. George Katt is the limo driver with talents not on his resume. Working with such fine actors, Director William Murray fools you into believing this is not a four- minute music video but a prelude to a much larger work.
The song was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton (McCartney,Radiohead, Pixies) and features the impeccable violin work of Joni Fuller.
William Murray. Director William Murray is a Brooklyn, NY based cinematographer and editor specializing in producing videos for the burgeoning music scene in the city. Several other projects nearing completion include a seven year documentary chronicling the downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. YWCA and it’s residents and the feature film ‘Exit 0’ for
director E.B. Hughes. His video of David Arn¹s ³Not Amused² was a finalist in The Jersey Shore Film Festival
George Katt. Award winning actor, Founder and Artistic Director of The Indies Lab NY He has gust =-starred on hit TV shows NBC’s Blindspot, CBS’ Blue Bloods and CBS’
Unforgettable and has also guest starred, recurred and makes appearances on shows for CBS, WB, ABC, NBC, FOX, A&E, Comedy Central, IFC, Showtime and other networks (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Rude Awakening, Fugitive Chronicles, The Agency, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Gilmore Girls, Popular, etc).
Katt is making an appearance in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (starring Robert Deniro & Al Pacino) and is now in preparation to star in the feature film drama Harmless, a film based on true story events set in 1969 (opposite Oscar-Nominee Sally Kellerman & Dana Ashbrook from David Lynch’s hit series Twin Peaks).
David Swift. After a long career in Theater and Film, David Swift turned his attention to still photography.
Carly Erin O’Neil. The multi-talented Carly is an artist, actress sought-after model.
Great news today from William Murray, the videographer and director of David Arn’s music video “Not Amused”. The video has been updated to a finalist in the “Elite” Category at the Jersey Shore Film Festival.
The video mixes Murray’s creative shots of NYC with Alice Teeple’s photography. The song features the guitar work of Toby Wilson and was mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. The song is a track from David’s forthcoming cd “Recalculating, Recalculating” .
Click here to see the video . Not Amused Official Video
Here’s the link:
We sometimes don’t know where David’s music is going but the meaning behind his recent video release seems to contrast images women confront in advertising with their everyday life.
The track is from his upcoming third solo album, Recalculating,Recalculating.
The song, “Someday the Record Might Show”, was filmed in Montreal by acclaimed cinematographer, Shaun Ryan Savard, of Playmaker Studios. It features Callayna and Jessie Doucet who is dealing with challenges when confronted by hyper inflated images of super models (like Callayna).
The rock and roll track was mastered at Abbey Road Studio by Alex Wharton (McCartney, Beastie Boys, Radiohead,Pixies) and will be available on David’s album later this year.
About Jessica Doucet
Jessica is an independent actress who works currently in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.She is an accomplished stunt and body double performer, having been a body double for Jennifer Lawrence in Mother. When Jessica isn’t acting she is still onset as a crew member and most often as a production assistant.
Callayna is an independent Canadian actress with a distinguished resume—TV and film, Magazine and Makeup Model. She is currently working on her Masters at McGill University. This is her third appearance in one of David’s videos.
About Shaun Ryan Savard
Canadian cinematographer, editor and writer, Shaun is a master of the meticulous visual effect. You may have seen his work on The Sea: How I Met Your Brother (2015), Trapped (2017) and 637 (2018).
David Arn’s new music video is now available on YouTube. Filmed in New York City by William Murray and Alice Teeple, the song which was mastered for iTunes by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studio. With Toby Wilson on guitar and David on piano “Not Amused” will remind fans of Bob Dylan.
New single is now available
David’s latest release is available today on Amazon Mp3 and iTunes. To those who have been following along, this is one of the songs David worked at Abbey Road Studios with Andy Walter. It has been mastered for iTunes.
The song features Toby Wilson on dobro and acoustic guitar. Toby did a great job of channelling David Rawlings. When David was in the UK for several weeks he had the great opportunity to catch up with Toby in Leek at the Blues Festival.
Here is a link to a video version for those who would like to hear the production.“Power Line” Soundtrack