Dylan Holton has just released his brand new album titled “Jar of Sunshine” via iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay and everywhere. This is the first professionally recorded album from the Canadian Singer/Songwriter. Holton signed a record deal with Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane, Jimmy Rankin) in the summer of 2014 and has since been featured by several media outlets such as Songwriter Universe, New Canadian Music, Unsigned Only and many more.
“There is a reason my team has taken our time with the release of this album”, Holton said. "It’s a collection of songs that I’ve written from personal experience and I wanted to be sure we took an approach to reach the ears of as many people as possible. Music is a powerful tool and I hope people experience how powerful it can be through this album.”
Holton’s new album features 13 brand new songs with 10 songs produced by Bill Bell, and 3 of the tracks produced by Nova Scotia Singer/Songwriter and Producer Dave Gunning.
“To have Bill behind the majority of these tracks is something special because he brings such creativity and an impressive resume to the table. Then on top of that we have Dave Gunning who has been an inspiration over the years back home in Nova Scotia. This is really the first collection of songs I’ve been extremely passionate about to get into the hands of my current fans and future fans. I think this album carries a special message.”
Holton will be announcing shows throughout the fall to follow up his CD release along with new opportunity continuing to present itself. Although today marks the digital release of his brand new album, physical copies of the album can be purchased in the STORE section here at www.dylanholton.com.
“This year has been an exciting year following the single release parties and performances in Hollywood. Now I want to focus on getting my music into the hands of listeners.”
This summer, Dylan Holton received some exciting news from The Major International Songwriters Competition by Unsigned Only based out of Nashville, Tennessee. His first single, "Weight of the World", was selected as a Finalist in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category making the running in the Top 13.
"This was an amazing opportunity from Unsigned Only", Holton said. "Not only am I blessed to be part of such an established songwriting community, but the talent I was introduced to amongst the finalists was incredible. Big congratulations to the winners and thank you Unsigned Only for listening in and sharing the love!"
After the contest was narrowed down to the Finalists, the winners were chosen by celebrity judges such as Country star Dustin Lynch, The Killers, The Cure's Robert Smith, and many more! This has been a remarkable achievement for Holton while the contest consisted of nearly 7000 entries from our 100 countries.
Dylan Holton has won the SongwriterUniverse “Best Song Of The Month” Contest for September, for his song “Yes She Does.” This song is included on Holton’s new album Jar Of Sunshine, which he will release independently this month (on Sept. 22).
It's been over a year in the making and Dylan Holton made the announcement earlier today that his brand new upcoming album titled 'Jar of Sunshine' is set to be released on September 22nd, 2015.
It was June of 2014 when Dylan Holton sat in studio with major recording producer Bill Bell who is better known for his work with Jason Mraz. Bell has toured extensively with Mraz since 2003 and was his musical director for his 2011 - 2013 World Tour, and has over 50 records to his credit including Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane, Jimmy Rankin and more. Holton said although the last 15 months have flown by, it seems like forever since he has been holding on this this record.
"I've had this collection of songs for some time now and to finally have the full plan in action for the release is overwhelming. Music is it's own language and I hope people hear the message I'm trying to share through this album".
Although Holton took his studio time to the big city of Los Angeles, he is happy to have three songs produced right in his hometown of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Three songs from the 'Jar of Sunshine' album are produced by Nova Scotia's singer/songwriter Dave Gunning, who is also featured on one of the tracks written by Holton.
"Dave Gunning has been a big influence during my career because he is so well respected as an artist. His music and lyrics are so touching and he takes you on a journey with every performance. I couldn't think of anyone else to feature on this album. The three songs he produced are all close to home for me, so recording with Dave on these only made sense. Can't get much closer to home than that".
'Jar of Sunshine' is the first professionally recorded album by the new up and coming artist and he has already had some promising success this year with the release of his first three singles. His first single 'Weight of the World' has already been making airwaves while topping the East Coast Canadian Countdown at #1 in July, and it has also been selected in the Top 13 in his category for the Major International Music Competition by Unsigned Only. His second single 'Daisy A Day' was featured as the wedding song for Jenn and Solomon's viral video that touched the hearts of millions all around the world. His third single 'Yes She Does' has already been hitting airwaves in Canada, and has already been selected as the winner of "Song of the Month" at Songwriter Universe this September, chosen by Dale Kawashima, President of ATV Music under Michael Jackson.
"This road has been a long one and this year has shown the most impact with how my lyrics and music can have such powerful meaning." Holton said. "I want to continue to share my music with people for the years to come. I know I will always write and perform music, and I hope this album continues to give me that opportunity to allow myself to continue doing so."
Holton's brand new album titled 'Jar of Sunshine' is set to hit iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere online September 22nd, 2015.