Three years after releasing his debut single ‘Stone,’ Welsh artist Daf Jones has released his debut EP ‘Dare To Dream.’
The Llangefni, Anglesey-based singer/songwriter has performed as a solo artist for more than seven years.
‘Dare To Dream’ features five songs and one 20-second instrumental, displaying Jones’ lyrical and instrumental ability in incendiary, guitar-heavy tracks. In a nod to his home country, two of the songs, ‘Dim Ond Chdi’ and ‘Un Munud,’ are solely sung in Welsh.
Despite not knowing one lick of Welsh, the gritty vocals and intense instrumental climaxes captivate my attention—passion is a language itself, surpassing our own quotidian means of communication.
Highlights of the EP include ‘Bourbon, Girls & Gasoline,’ a deliciously rebellious rock tune that is sure to be a stellar live performance, and ‘Man on the Street,’ a stripped down version of late 90s/early 2000s rock; it’s emotional, raw, relatable.
Following this debut EP, Jones’ growing fanbase among showgoers around North Wales is sure to multiply tenfold—live performances of ‘Dare To Dream’ are a promisingly passionate show that you won’t want to miss.
By Madison Obermeyer