Daniel Knox has revealed details of his upcoming mini-album I Had A Wonderful Time, alongside unveiling soothing ballad "Hollow" as the lead single.
"Hollow" is Knox's first new offering since releasing "Die Hard" and "Die Harder" for Record Store Day in April.
The new single arrives with a self-directed visual. Speaking about the lead single, Knox says, ""Hollow" is a mirror song. There is a reflection in it that is somewhat distorted from the original image, but it’s there. Sometimes when I am laying in bed, I will close my eyes and imagine falling in the opposite direction of gravity. When I look at my reflection in a puddle, I’ll also imagine that if I were to fall into it, my reflection might then fall upward in reverse."
Discussing his forthcoming mini-album, which is his first LP since last year's Chasescene, Knox says, "I Had A Wonderful Time was written away from the piano. I wrote most of these songs walking around Chicago at night. I’m no fan of crowds. For me, the city at night is the most inspiring. I take a lot of pictures, and I walk in the places you’re not supposed to walk. I’m no prowler, but I enjoy investigating places not meant for pedestrian traffic."
He adds, "Since completing my self-titled LP several years ago, I’ve been trying to find a way to make my songs sound more like my pictures look, which is to say; empty places or a scene without characters. Contrary to belief, I actually like people a great deal, I just prefer them one at a time, or better yet, after they’ve gotten up and left. Chicago at night feels like a different city; like a city turned upside down with all it’s people shaken out. It becomes quiet like a movie set or a theatre stage just before the curtain rises."