On “Another Day,” a hummable riff gives way to a sinewy, screeching lead as Derek’s vocals build towards a cathartic chorus. Underpinned by raw soul and a subtle funk swagger, Day really sharpens his signature style on the new song, which first premiered via Pure Grain Audio, who raved, “With a bright future ahead, Derek Day is undoubtedly destined to become one of the most talked-about guitarists and musicians of 2020.”
Mastering tradition only to buck it, Derek Day strikes a singular chord between guitar virtuosity, odd time signature wizardry, Motown-style release, and melodically manic vocalizations. In 2018, Day released his single “Social Kitten” and incited a buzz. Welcomed on stage by everyone from Steve Vai and Moby to Ted Nugent, Slash and Living Colour and christened by tastemaker Eddie Trunk as “very impressive and a promising, great player,” he breaks and bends boundaries of all kinds with each show and song. The Los Angeles native and first-generation American, who learned the guitar at 10-years-old and began performing regularly at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica at the age of 12, has crafted his own hybrid style from growing up surrounded by both rock and disco/soul classics. Derek’s energetic and infectious stage presence consistently draws rave reviews for both his solo work and fronting the band Classless Act.
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