John Oates (of the iconic pop-rock duo Daryl Hall & John Oates) is thrilled to release his new single “Disconnected” that is out now.
Oates says, “There are always times in our lives when we all feel “Disconnected” from some thing or someone …emotionally, physically, spiritually, or any of the above…but the important thing is to never give up hope and strive to find a way to pull it all back together.”
“Disconnected was an idea that I had in my digital archives that I rediscovered during the pandemic...the theme felt even more timely and I produced a reimagined version at home using Garage Band on my Mac. Then took that into Addiction Sound studios in Nashville and assembled an all star rhythm section to bring the home demo to life...a lot of the original Garage Band tracks are still on the finished recording.”
“For the new video, Oates tapped Nashville visual artist Jason Lee Denton. “He is a very creative guy who I have worked with on several other video projects and he always manages to deliver on the concept,” Oates shared. “As far as the idea, I played a lot of the instruments on the song and so then I was visually inspired by Taylor Swift using multiple versions of herself in a video.” Shot in East Nashville, “It’s kind of a low-rent version of what she did, me playing everything,” he laughed. “Using digital overlays and blue screen I wanted to show myself from two sides…the behind the scenes writer and the on stage performer. It was important for me to visually nod to an important part of my musical past and create some throwback moments in the production. That’s why I’m wearing that great 1960s sparkly jacket and why I do some “Temptations walk” dance steps. That’s my history coming back to life.”
“Disconnected” is the second single from his series of tracks that he will release each month.
Last year Oates released “Pushin’ A Rock,” was the first of the series that he released. Pushin’ A Rock” was Co-written with Grammy winning producer /writer Nathan Paul Chapman and partner with Movember, the leading international men’s health charity, ahead of the nonprofit’s annual fall campaign where men grow mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues focusing on mental health, suicide prevention, and testicular and prostate cancer.