“I’m jumping overboard, and I’m swimming back to shore,” Will Dailey offers up on his infectious new reggae-tinged single, “Sunken Ship.”
As he gets his much-needed land legs, solid ground is something of a new feeling for the veteran Boston singer-songwriter, who tomorrow releases his latest record, National Throat. The LP is a record of liberation and a culmination of a January 2013 mission he set forth for himself and his career, one that saw Dailey divorce from his major label and reclaim his music in order to recapture his sense of self and creativity.
Former rough seas have given way to new life.
“People have been complaining about change in the music industry for centuries but artists make art because they have to,” Dailey says in the album bio. “I write songs because they happen to me; it fuels my life and I see it fuel other people’s lives… Nothing can disrupt that. This album of songs is about doing this because you have to.”
In the “Sunken Ship” music video, premiered today at Vanyaland and directed by Joe Carter, Dailey’s physical and mental limitations take shape by way of a bathtub in Duxbury and a beachfront in Newburyport.
Ironically enough, Daily returns to the Newburyport seaside this Saturday to perform at the Riverfront Music Festival at noon alongside Air Traffic Controller, Delta Rae, and Toad The Wet Sprocket before hitting Maggie’s in Quincy later that night.