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.