“Immediately memorable.” – Guitar World
“It’s the closest thing to a political song as I’m likely to do,” says NYC-based singer-songwriter David Bronson of “All These Things,” the latest track taken from his upcoming "Questions" album, arriving Jan. 13th.
“I wrote the seed of the song when an unexpected, very sad thing happened to a member of my family right at the time of the recent nuclear disaster in Japan, and I was overwhelmed in this moment. I realized that we suffer personal losses, and we also witness ‘societal’ losses, which inevitably amount to personal loss as well, because we - meaning all of us - are a single body of sorts. We are all personally responsible.”
About the new album, and lead track “Songbird,” Bronson says, “There’s something about starting the record with a voice other than mine that I really liked and you would only do that if it’s something special, and you’re not going to get more special than Robin Clark.”
“Robin is one of the voices of David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’ and her husband Carlos Alomar was the guitarist on some of Bowie’s biggest hits, including ‘Young Americans,’ ‘Heroes,’ and ‘Fame,’ which he co-wrote with Bowie and John Lennon,” Bronson explains of the showbiz legends, who along with their daughter Lea-Lórien, are an integral part of Bronson’s band throughout "Questions".
Besides being one third of the immortal backgrounds on Bowie’s landmark “plastic soul” album, Clark has also lent her talents to recordings and performances by Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, and Beyonce, to name a few. In addition to more than twenty-five years on Bowie’s most commercially and critically adored work, Carlos Alomar can be heard on records by Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, and Alicia Keys, among many more.
As it was with The Long Lost Story, Bronson’s previous two-album epic, production for "Questions" was handled by Lou Reed producer Godfrey Diamond, who is also the man that turned the Alomars on to Bronson’s work.
“When I mentioned ‘Young Americans’ to Godfrey, I didn’t actually expect him to bring in the actual singers from the record!,” Bronson exclaims.
It seems that the Alomars were more than happy to be there. “I love intelligent songs. Songs that are worth singing, songs that would stand the test of time,” says Carlos. “When I first heard David Bronson, iconic writers came to mind. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens and dare I say it, even Bowie. Recording 'Questions' was pure joy.”
Clark concurs, saying, “In every generation there is always a need for a great storyteller, one that can shine a light on the human condition. I think that David Bronson is that person.”
"Questions" by David Bronson arrives via Big Arc Records on Jan. 13th, 2015.