“David Poe gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” — Rolling Stone
David Poe’s highly-anticipated new album Everyone’s Got A Camera arrives September 23rd, 2022 on ECR Music Group. Its powerful third single, “Analog” is out now.
More sonically adventurous than his previous album, Poe’s latest begins and ends with straightforward songs for a world in reckoning. The urgent beat and fiery orchestra of “Analog” underscores Poe’s longing for a time when progress and creativity were not measured in emoticons and follower counts. “Now I’m part of history,” sings Poe, “When the music cost money but the water was free.”
This third single follows on a wave of critical and commercial success for the artist. Rolling Stone writes, “David Poe gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” The Village Voice calls Poe “the major domo of songwriters.” “Every songwriter worth their salt is striving for the kind of balanced poetry and simplicity that Poe seems to just pour out,” says No Depression. “It’s hard to deny the expert craftsmanship of Poe’s songwriting,” wrote Paste magazine of “What The President Said,” a topical song from 2017 which enjoyed the public support of Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda. The London Independent compared his songs to “miniature novels.”
Poe has toured the world with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tori Amos, The Jayhawks, and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze. A composer fellow of the Sundance Institute, his work features in numerous film, TV, dance and theater projects, official selections of the Sundance Film Festival, and commercials for humanitarian projects like the Malala Fund and the You Mean The World Foundation.
His songs have been performed by a wide array of artists, including Curtis Stigers, Oh Land, Ana Moura, C.C. White, Thomas Dybdahl and the cast of ABC’s Nashville, and recorded by producers including T-Bone Burnett, Larry Klein, Buddy Miller, and Dave Sitek. He has also produced recordings for other artists, including Regina Spektor and Kraig Jarret Johnson.
Shadowland, a collaboration with contemporary dance company Pilobolus, toured for a decade and was performed on five continents, for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and was released as a feature film.
In an era of pop music that tends to either turn away from big concerns or focus on small ones, David Poe’s Everyone’s Got A Camera feels both new and old, as surprising as it is inevitable: a musical treatise for an age in flux that is as daring as it is profound. From 1960s-tinged rock & roll to quasi-trap, with nods to the jazz-inflected folk and acoustic music for which he is best known, Poe’s new songs take on the handoff between this century and the last, surveillance culture and the ongoing battle between fact and opinion with a plain-spoken philosopher’s wit.
Transplanted from the American Midwest to New York City, David Poe served as the sound engineer at CBGB’s 313 Gallery before signing with Sony/Epic. He currently lives in Los Angeles.