Weekly Playlist: Dan Owen

To date, UK singer/songwriter Dan Owen has accumulated an impressive 30+ million Spotify streams since first launching in 2015 with his EP “Bad For Me.” The 25-year-old Shropshire boy grew up on a steady diet of blues and rock’n’roll and possesses a raspy, soul-shattering voice that will resonate with listeners for hours after first listen.

Dan’s recently released the a new single “Run Me Down,” the first taste of new music since of his highly acclaimed debut album “Stay Awake With Me” in 2018. The song reflects Dan’s development and journey, from the early days of playing pubs in his Shrewsbury hometown to becoming an international touring artist.

Having played across the world with the likes of Jake Bugg, Kaleo, Birdy, Alice Merton and Imelda May and completing numerous sold out headline tours across the UK, Europe and US, he has gained new perspectives, independence and direction along the way.

The “Run Me Down” video finds Dan putting a dash of Hollywood into his Shrewsbury roots and captures an intense captivating road trip through the English countryside.

Dan will headline a show on June 26th at London’s St. Pancras Old Church on June 26th but before that, we asked him to put together a playlist of songs he’s currently listening to. Check them out below.

Old Crow Medicine Show – The Warden

This song is my go to song to play with my friends, if we ever get into a jam down the pub. Theres some really great harmonies in this and I get to play my harmonica.

Bob Dylan – 115th Dream

Bob Dylan is a big inspiration for me. This song shows his lyrical writing at its best, a great personal lesson of how to make a song a story, and really paint a picture through the words he uses.

Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City

A really well known song that was a common choice to play in the pubs. I found it received such a great reaction from the crowd.

Goodbye June – Darlin’

This song is really interesting in the way it builds and keeps you on the edge of your seat, unsure of what is coming next or where it is going. Also every note in the solo is perfect.

Chris Stapleton – Sometimes I Cry

One of my favourite artists. The live version of this song in particular, really shows that he is such a great musician, with an insane voice.

Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack

Again another song that I used play around the pubs, with one with my sister. We don’t often get chance to play together anymore, however we last played this together when her son was born.

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Proper Springsteen feels in this one. The production, writing and melody all speak to me. He wrote an amazing song here.

Foy Vance – She Burns

Really love the simplicity to this song. It has a great use of instruments as well as an interesting bass line.

For more Dan Owen music, head over to Spotify.