Music has no boundaries, no limits, and The Pull of Autumn is another good example of that. Let's welcome here this extraordinary project/band/supergroup from USA, which is formed around Daniel Darrow and Luke Skyscraper and involves many other great musicians from all over the world. This music collective released the "Beautiful Broken World" some months ago and Myth of Rock spoke with Daniel Darrow about ... almost everything!
by Dimitris Zacharopoulos
When, where and under which circumstances was The Pull of Autumn formed? Give us a short biography of The Pull of Autumn.
The Pull of Autumn was formed in early 2018, my goal early on was to collaborate with like minded artists locally and globally. What started as a small project quickly bloomed into a worldwide collaboration featuring many of todays finest independent artists. Since 2018 we have released 4 albums with each being a step forward from the last.
Why did you name the project/band The Pull of Autumn?
One of my favorite bands called epic 45 had an early album called “Against the pull of autumn” and living in New England the term “Pull of Autumn” spoke to me on a personal level.
A couple of months ago you released your new album, “Beautiful Broken World”. How do you feel about that? What would you change to this new album now, if you had the opportunity?
I feel the new album was a giant step forward lyrically, compositionally and most importantly a personal production evolution. I don’t think I’d change a thing as it speaks to a moment in time.
How would you describe the music of The Pull of Autumn? Which are the trademarks of your music?
I would describe it as genre defying music. No styles are unwelcome. Some trademarks I guess I would say are neo-classical, folk music, jazz and post rock.
Where would you trace the differences between the new album and the previous albums?
I would say each release is capturing a moment in time and each one represents the growth in musical and production styles.
Who is responsible for the music and the lyrics of The Pull of Autumn?
A wide range or artists contribute to the lyrics and music of The Pull of Autumn. In the end though I am given complete freedom to do what I would like with each track.
Which are the topics of your lyrics?
The lyrics cover a wide range of depth and emotion, to be interpreted individually by each listener.
Your music is emotional and atmospheric. How would you describe the atmosphere and the feeling of your songs?
We pull from every direction as far as the emotion in the music, each track creates a world of its own design.
Which are your ambitions for The Pull of Autumn?
I have no ambitions beyond meeting friends and creating new music with new and familiar artists alike.
How did the pandemic affect you?
A sense of isolation was felt by the world, the only positive that came out of it was the ability to hunker down in the studio and completely get absorbed into my music.
What do you think about the war against Ukraine?
Just another example of a scared little dictator (Putin) trying to assert his power only to show his weakness.
In the new album you collaborate with many well-known musicians. How was it collaborating with such musicians?
It was a great thrill to have such noteworthy artists reach out to me for the album. It was equally thrilling to have lesser known artists have there music shared to a wider audience for the first time.
Which are your plans for the future?
I have already started work on new music with an eye to the future and expanding the sound pallet of The Pull of Autumn.
Send a message to the fans!
Thank you to everyone for all the support and listens to our music, it is deeply appreciated from each and every musician involved.