Affectionately nicknamed “Young Modern” by iconic arranger Van Dyke Parks, Johns returns with his solo debut, eight years in-the-waiting. The first taste of new music was ‘Aerial Love,’ which, described as “sexy” and “soulful” by the Sydney Morning Herald, features production from Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little. Upon release last week, the Aerial Love EP reached #1 on the iTunes chart.
“I’ve spent years working on this new album so what better way to send it out into the world than by playing all those songs live for the first time at the Sydney Opera House,” says Daniel Johns, “I’m both really looking forward to it and totally scared to death.”
No stranger to the Opera House, Daniel Johns has previously teased moments in The Ship Song Project 2011, his Australian Chamber Orchestra collaboration ‘Atlas’ in 2013, and TEDxSydney, where he delivered a speech alongside screenwriter and director Josh Wakely. Johns was a surprise guest at Beat The Drum, triple j’s 40th Anniversary Concert, performing a polarizing rework of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ on piano.
These Australian-exclusive performances in the striking Concert Hall setting will see Daniel Johns debut his long awaited electronic vision over two must-see nights.
WHAT: Daniel Johns (AUS)
WHEN: 7:30pm, Thursday 28 & Friday 29 May
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
TICKETS: from $59+bf – Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am, Friday March 27