Dave Curl – “Don’t Talk Anymore”

On May 24, 2024, independent Australian-Swiss singer-songwriter and producer Dave Curl launched his latest single and music video, “Don’t Talk Anymore,” premiering the track via the influential music platform NOTION. This release follows his acclaimed sophomore LP, “Lockdown – Seven Nations,” which dropped on February 23, 2024, and was lauded by EARMILK. Curl’s musical achievements are underscored by over 1.5 million Spotify streams and extensive airplay on indie radio stations in Germany and beyond.

With performances at notable venues like the Kulturkoller Club and participation in around 20 other locations, including festivals such as The Valley Summer Festival in Switzerland, Dave Curl continues to build momentum since his solo debut in 2019. Over the years, he has released nearly two dozen singles, two EPs, and the 2021 full-length album, “Introducing.” His latest project promises a captivating blend of rock and roll that is both infectious and thought-provoking.

Dave Curl’s distinctive folk-pop-rock sound, infused with an alternative edge, sets him apart in the music scene. A child of the 80s and 90s, Curl draws inspiration from iconic artists such as Sting, Eurythmics, and Bryan Adams, as well as contemporary songwriters like Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson. His music, often compared to that of Milow and Bono, offers a soulful mix of folk, pop, and rock, appealing to fans of irreverent, anti-establishment music akin to Nick Cave and Lou Reed. With his exceptional songwriting skills and deep passion for music, Curl is steadily carving out a significant presence in the Swiss music scene and beyond.

“Don’t Talk Anymore” opens with a glitchy introduction, leading into bluesy guitar riffs and an edgy bass line, accompanied by a syncopated drum groove in a classic tone. The animated lyric video features Curl in stillness, observing the world through virtual reality goggles, as scenes of life unfold behind him. The video underscores the indifference fostered by a tech-dominated lifestyle.

In discussing “Don’t Talk Anymore,” Curl shared that the song addresses the modern epidemic of disconnection, where people are engrossed in their smartphones at the expense of meaningful interaction. The idea for the song came during a train journey through the Italian part of Switzerland, where Curl was struck by the eerie silence of passengers absorbed in their screens, expecting lively chatter but finding only silence. This poignant moment inspired “Don’t Talk Anymore,” serving as an ironic reminder of the importance of genuine communication in an increasingly virtual world.

Upcoming shows/tour dates 2024:

15 June – Lok.al – Winterthur, CH

22 June – City-Library Winterthur & Wedding Fürstenau, CH

7 July – Party Küsnacht, CH

24 August – Party Dinhart, CH

Follow Dave Curl:

Website – Facebook – Soundcloud – TikTok – Youtube – Instagram – Spotify

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