Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Leeds, England’s own, The Dunwells, with their song, “I Could Be A King,” off their debut album, Blind Sighted Faith, through Playing in Traffic Records. The album was released February 14th in the United States, and March 5th in the United Kingdom. The talented group consists of Joseph Dunwell, David Dunwell, Jonny Lamb, Dave Hanson, and Rob Clayton. Their storied music journey began in pubs in Leeds, England, and now has led to record deal here in the US, and an incredible debut album.
When talking about the video, which was directed by Jeremi Mattern, of Danger Films, Joseph Dunwell said, “On a trip from London, we were talking about protests in and around England and the U.S. and how the common working man seems to be really struggling. That led us to a montage concept for ‘I Could Be A King,’ wanting to magnify how a simple idea can generate a massive change and how one steadfast person can inspire the world. An every day person can be heroic.” The result is a powerful visual concept of that message, and is a great compliment to a song that will surely put The Dunwells on the map.
Their passion for music compliments their bond of family, for the group has a set of brothers and a set of cousins in the mix. “We are genuinely best mates,” explains singer/songwriter/guitarist Joseph Dunwell. “We sometimes bicker and fight, but then we hug and make up, and go out for a drink.”
This is just the beginning of their musical adventure, and they’ll be one to continue to look-out for as they travel down the troubadour’s road.
These words find their place in the song, “I Could Be A King,”
“Down your tools and play the game
Of an ordinary fairy tale – at least in there you cannot fail
Get back to basics and play the child’s way
At least in there you cannot get hurt
No rules and regulations there
I could be a king
I could be anything I want
I could be a poem
I could be some writing on the wall
I could be a super hero – staring down the barrel of a gun
I could be a piece of artwork fading into the sun…”
For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can get their music here, and can follow them on their Facebook Page. Here is The Dunwells, with their song, “I Could Be A King,” enjoy,