Today, piano-pounding pop-rock act Dan Masterson releases “Don’t Burn Yourself Out,” the first single from his forthcoming debut full-length album, When Reality Calls, expected Fall 2017. The energetic track heralds the simultaneous launch of Masterson’s PledgeMusic campaign as he invites fans to pre-order the milestone album, gain an exclusive window into its production, and even perform on the record itself.
Produced by Dave Brophy and Alec Gaston, Masterson’s new single marks a turn for the 27-year-old songwriter toward a tightly arranged, alternative sound without abandoning the melodic sensibilities found in prior releases. Brophy’s recent work on Will Dailey’s National Throat and Ruby Rose Fox’s Domestic have earned numerous nominations and awards including the 2017 New England Music Awards’ “Album of The Year” for Domestic.
“Don’t Burn Yourself Out” recounts the familiar feeling of digital burnout and dependency, as Masterson makes a plea for moderation. The song launches straight into a driving rock hook before settling into a simmering verse groove, where the band’s careful restraint and interplay allow Masterson’s dynamic tenor vocals to take a front seat. At once catchy and confident, the chorus soars along with an appropriately matched burst of guitar-fueled energy.
Emerging from the intellectual and musical hotbed that is Boston, Massachusetts, Dan Masterson is a performing songwriter who pairs honest, carefully crafted writing with dynamic, powerful vocal performances. Masterson’s alternative blend of piano-centric pop and rock evolves with each release as he takes on issues like digital dependency, romance, and economic stress, challenging the spectre of millennial escapism.
Audiences can receive an immediate download of “Don’t Burn Yourself Out” with any pledge to Masterson’s PledgeMusic campaign here.
Learn more at www.DanMastersonMusic.com.