Nuovo video online per gli autori di Rajan:
Queste le parole di Daniel Lee Blackwell:
“Whenever my writing gets to a point where songs begin to take shape, it begins to feel like a faucet. As soon as Outlaw R&B was finished, I began writing and very quickly fell in love with a few ideas that encapsulated the feeling of Rajan. I think writing is a constant cycle in that it never really begins or ends, but there are definitive points where the writing is leading somewhere.”
"This isn't a concept album, because every album has a concept. That term never made sense to me. But if it's about one thing, it's about this pursuit of freedom that was instilled in me by my mother. In the arts, I'm very lucky in that I have 100% control over what I want to say, and how I do it," he explains. That means some songs toy with Anatolian funk and Western-tinged R&B. Other songs, like "Nightmare" mess around with 70s Brazilian psychedelia. There are also elements of Chicano soul, rock steady love songs, Lee "Scratch" Perry-inspired dub; essentially, in the world of Night Beats, nothing is off limits. "Rajan is just one of six examples of me doing exactly what I want, and not caring about whether it's checked out or not. I'm a journeyperson. I want to make things for the sake of making them."
"I'm here to explore. I think exploration is the underlying reason in a way, of why we do the things we do, I feel lucky. What can I say? I feel blessed."