Social media has changed the way we interact with our favourite artists. More than just musicians, they’re now personalities, people we can interact with on the daily. Now more than ever we’re aware that musicians are pretty normal people, they just have a weird job. Every week we get to know one of our favourite SoundCloud heroes, internet dating style, in our new column, Internet Crush.
There are certain songs that just belong in the summer. Tracks that radiate sunshine and triumphalism, songs with victorious choruses and blaring horns, tracks that seem to reach out from the radio and tap you on the shoulder to say ‘hey, this summer is yours’. These proper summer pop songs roll around every year and in 2018 the best of them belongs to Dan Caplen.
Having already worked with Jess Glynne and Rudimental on their chart-topping ‘These Days’ today Caplen releases his follow-up single ‘Trouble’ featuring MC of the moment Ms Banks. Layered with horns, staccato guitar and enough pop sensibility to send it shooting up the charts hot on the heels of ‘These Days’, it’s a true summer pop track, elevated by Caplen’s soulful vocal. In honour of the track’s release, we caught up with Dan for this week’s Internet Crush.