Daniel Watters is a writer/producer/perfomer making music he likes to call 'Indie Groove.' With song writing influences of Paul Simon and the Beatles with Indie Pop grooves and creative productions to create a unique, smart, addictive style that appeals to a wide audience. His new CD 'The Next Draft,' follows his previous album, The All Day Dreamer's LP in that it is written, produced, arranged and performed almost entirely by Watters. Watters's eleven songs on the new album draw heavily on his recent experiences abroad, tracking a slew of young lovers who dance on the tipping points of self-discovery and transformation. Some of his characters successfully pursue one another, while others quietly fail, but none devolve into caricatures of love or hate; Watters, a gifted lyricist, prefers to linger instead on the subtle details one notices about a new lover's clothing, or to muse about the parallels between personal and scientific chemistry. His lyrics are always compassionate, honest, and insightful, and his expanded instrumental arsenal allows him to parallel and counterbalance his words with melodies both playfully upbeat and achingly melancholy. At once catchy and restrained, equal parts optimistic and reflective, "The Next Draft" is a bold, uplifting record that speaks to a generation of similarly self-inventing listeners.
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