Songwriter and vocalist ‘Desmon Myers ‘prepares to reveal his long-awaited debut album,Shadowdancer. Lyrically impassioned and sonically inviting, the Shadowdancer album is set to be released alongside the visuals to the lead single, ‘Shadows’ the December 25th in Formula Indie
This final single acts as the
centrepiece and the glue that ties the whole album together by providing context behind the deeper meaning
of the overall project.
If previous Desmond Myers’ tracks have felt like the singer was opening his closet for all to see, ‘Shadows’ is
the grand finale of that character arc. Where tracks like ‘Playing with Fire’, which earned the singer his first
million streams, felt like Desmond was taking us on a journey through his battle with temptation, and ‘Real
Man’ gave a bitingly honest critique of the insidious masculinity he inherited from his upbringing, ‘Shadows’ is
the final thrilling chapter on this voyage of self-discovery.
Shrouded in dark, mysterious and funk-fuelled melodies, ‘Shadows’ was written by Desmond following a
period of great uncertainty in his life; juggling fatherhood for the first time while still questioning young man’s
ideas about sexuality and the crushing expectations of an international career in a music industry that seems
to want artists untethered and hungry for as long as possible. Fear, self-doubt and isolation plagued a lot of the
writing process but, as ever, it was the music itself that dug him out of the darkness. Lost in the driving beat
and swaggering guitars ‘Shadows’ was penned as a celebration of finding the light at the end of the tunnel, as
well as tender and heartfelt homage to finally gaining self-acceptance.