David Dallas Unveils Beautifully Shot Single "Runnin"
Reveals The Tracklisting For New Album "Falling Into Place" And Announces Australian Tour
** In Stores October 25 **
“The coolest thing to come out of New Zealand for quite some time.” – Rip It Up magazine (NZ)
“There’s an honesty in Dallas’ lyrics that’s so genuine it’s refreshing.” – XXL Mag (US)
We are extremely excited to announce the release date of Falling Into Place, the third studio album from David Dallas, due out October 25 in Australia.
Last week also saw the premiere of the music video for first single ‘Runnin’. Directed by Tom Gould and filmed across Opo, Mitimiti and Pawarenga, the video encapsulates the strength of the song whilst matching it with picturesque shots of New Zealand.
Watch the video here
The past two years have been a rollercoaster for Dallas. He signed to underground powerhouse Duck Down Music NYC in 2011, releasing second album “The Rose Tint” in the US soon after, and touring throughout North America with hip hop duo Aer. A spot at the notoriously hard-to-get-into SXSW Fader party. Big-ups from Kanye West and adds to MTV America and Australia. Short listing for New Zealand’s highest songwriting accolade, the Taite Prize. A tour of New Zealand with P-Money, and the release of his “Buffalo Man” EP.
Not wanting to rest on laurels, the start of 2013 saw Dallas enter the studio with production whizz kids Fire & Ice; note book in hand. Diamonds are made under pressure and in four months, Dallas had twelve unparalleled finished tracks to put his name to.
D.Dot talks a big game but he’s still a storyteller. Themes on Falling Into Place range from epic Django Unchained tales of escape on first single ‘Runnin’’, to his tribute to the streets of South Auckland, ‘Southside’. Arguably the biggest innovator in hip hop New Zealand has seen in two decades, Dallas has once again turned his eagle eye to finding new and unusual talent to mix in with his own. On ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Gate’ he collaborates with alt. pop icon Ruby Frost, the tracks bookending the album (both songs had been demo-ed a year before ‘that’ TV show, to quell any notions of bandwagon-jumping). Elsewhere in the tracklisting, up-and comers Spycc and Rokske rub shoulders with long time wingmen Sid Diamond, Mareko, PNC and US superstar rapper Freddie Gibbs.
With his second album The Rose Tint, David Dallas made new rules for how a record should be sold and marketed. Expect the unexpected when Falling Into Place drops on October 25.
“I’m out here, I’m hungry. I don’t play’ around, trust me.” – ‘Runnin’, David Dallas
Produced: Fire & Ice, tracks 5 and 11 by Nick ‘41’ Maclaren.
Engineered: Evan Short (P-Money, Aaradhna)
01 The Wire feat. Ruby Frost
02 Transmitting Live
04 Gotta Know feat. Rokske
05 How Long feat. PNC & Spycc
06 My Mentality feat. Freddie Gibbs
07 Local Celeb
08 Southside feat. Sid Diamond & Mareko
10 Right There
11 One More
12 The Gate feat. Ruby Frost
“Easily the most impressive Kiwi cultural export since Flight of the Conchords. Dallas stands as an inspirational tale of coming from nowhere with the mecca of hip hop in one’s crosshair and hitting it big under the bright lights.”– URB Magazine (US)
David Dallas – "Falling into Place" Australian Tour
& local supports (to be announced)
Wednesday 18th December - Causeway Bar, Perth
Thursday 19th December - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Friday 20th December - Bondi Beach Road Hotel, Sydney
Saturday 21st December - The Espy, Melbourne