Daniel Wesley - Fire

The prolific BC-based singer/songwriter previews an upcoming ninth album with a catchy pop-reggae tune extolling the joys of pot.

Daniel Wesley - Fire

By Kerry Doole

Daniel Wesley - "Fire” ( Beach Grove Records): Since releasing his debut album Outlaw in 2006, this BC-based singer/songwriter has been prolific, putting out seven studio albums plus, in 2016,  the Live at the Commodore Ballroom full-length, recorded during his 16th sold out headlining show at the noted Vancouver venue. 

A new album, Beach Music, is on the way, preceded by this new single. Fittingly released just a day before 4/20, it is a catchy pro-pot tune featuring such lines as "Beirut, Brazil, Mexico, I like them all, but the herb is illegal, come to Canada, we like our cannabis." Wesley asserts "‘Fire’ didn’t start that way, but with legalization happening, I was like, ‘okay, this’ll be my anthem for pot smokers.'"


Complementing the ganja theme, "Fire" is delivered in Wesley's signature pop-reggae style, with Sting an obvious reference point.
The song and album (skedded for a summer release) were recorded with producer John Raham (Said The Whale, Joshua Hyslop) at Afterlife Studios. Word is the new material will primarily focus on family, love, home, and travel.

Wesley has shows booked in Vancouver (June 22), Nanaimo (July 5), and Victoria (July 6).






Publicity: Strut

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