The past few years have been nothing short of amazing for UK artist, Dylan Cartlidge, as his music grabbed the attention of some very important people. After listening to his eclectic, creative tunes, it is no surprise that Dylan would go on to get support from big names like the NME and Radio One, and perform at some of the most incredible festivals, like Glastonbury and SXSW. While the road to success was not an easy one for him, Dylan proves that there are always ways to rise above the types of obstacles you face in life.
On Dylan’s new single, “Hang My Head,” we hear how perseverance and self-reflection can ultimately shape your future. Changing up vocal styles on a dime, Dylan describes the battles he has going on inside his head, which cause him to lower it in shame at the end of the day. Yet, as he so infectiously sings in the chorus, he will “keep on moving” towards another, brighter tomorrow; if not, then he is only limiting himself.
As far as the inspiration for the track, Dylan explains, “This song is about when you feel like you’ve let others down, especially yourself. When for whatever reason, physically or morally you’ve taken a wrong turn or made a bad choice, but not the ‘I shouldn’t have parked there’ kind. It’s the silent one that you only think about or notice on the way home to your loved ones. It touches upon self-growth and learning from your mistakes, and trying your best to get out the front door every day knowing you’re doing yourself, your work and your family justice.”
Along with “Hang My Head,” Dylan has announced that his debut album, Hope Above Adversity, will be released on July 9. The album will feature 12 tracks, including singles that fans are already familiar with, such as “Anything Could Happen” and “Monsters Under The Bed.” You can check out the album artwork below, along with the track list.
1. Dare To Dream
2. Anything Could Happen
3. Step On
4. Hang My Head
5. Yellow Brick Road
7. Molasses (Walk The Walk)
10. Brown Bread
12. Monsters Under The Bed
The album is sure to be the perfect introduction to who Dylan is, as well as who he wants to be. He reveals, “My first album, Hope Above Adversity, is my voice. It is an artistic statement of post traumatic growth and overcoming adversity through holding on to hope. Created alongside world class producers and engineers such as Eg White, James Dring, Dan Parry and Ed from Glass Animals, Hope Above Adversity is just the beginning of my story.”
You can listen to “Hang My Head” on platforms like Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify.
Pre-order Hope Above Adversity here.
Get tickets for Dylan’s UK Tour (on sale tomorrow, May 28) here.