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Dan Croll announces new album with opening song "Slip Away"

10 January 2023, 11:37 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Dan Croll has announced his forthcoming album Fools, and has shared the opening track "Slip Away" to accompany the news.

"Slip Away" is Croll's first outing of 2023, and will appear on his Fools album with "How Close We Came", which arrived in October last year.

Croll says of the song, which lands with a self-directed video, "I recently hit my five-year milestone of living in Los Angeles, and "Slip Away" is about the fatigue and struggle I've felt over the past year. It's frequently had me questioning how realistic it is to carry on living here, and whether draining my savings, living without healthcare, and being so far away from home/family is really worth it. I found myself on occasions fantasising about throwing in the towel and slipping away into a much simpler life, a life possibly even outside of the music industry. Having been in music my entire adult life, a part of me has wondered whether I could ever exist outside of it. A 9-to-5 job has always been something I've seen from the outside looking in, and to me, the structure and steadiness have always been so attractive. "Slip Away" is about the lure of escaping to a simpler existence."

Fools, Croll's follow-up to 2020's Grand Plan, was recorded at Montrose Recording in Richmond, VA, and was co-produced by Croll and Spacebomb's Matthew E. White.

"This album came at the end of a turbulent few years for me with the isolation of covid, a break-up, and the homesickness for all that I left behind to move to America," Croll says. "But whilst these were all challenging moments there were some moments of beauty and resilience that allowed me to get through it all. These songs document that tumultuous period that not only I but I'm sure a lot of others went through in what can only be described as a challenging moment in time."


  1. Slip Away
  2. Talk To You
  3. Friend Of Mine
  4. Red And The Green
  5. Sunshine
  6. Second Guess
  7. Fools
  8. Piece Of The Action
  9. Stephen
  10. How Close We Came

"Slip Away" is out now. Dan Croll's Fools album will be released via Communion Records on 19 May, and is available to pre-order now.

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