The ShortListen: Dan Owen (no. 375)

Posted by
Dave Fawbert

Who? Dan Owen

What’s the story? Domestic violence is an issue that needs to be talked about more, with the shocking figures that 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 6 men will be affected by the issue in their lifetime. Therefore, this hard-hitting new video from up-and-coming Shrewsbury singer-songwriter Dan Owen is an important piece of work. The song, Made To Love You, was written from the personal experience of Dan supporting a friend suffering in an abusive relationship, with the lyrics touching on the conflict of emotions felt by one partner to another. The track, featuring Owen's full-blooded, soulful vocals, is taken from just his second EP, entitled Open Hands And Enemies, and will hopefully bring him to a wider audience. He's due to tour with Birdy in the near future: make sure you get there early to check him out - or head to his upcoming headline show at London's St Pancras Old Church on 7 September.

For fans of: Passenger, Hozier, James Bay

In three words: Unflinching soulful ballad

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