Soulful indie folk/Americana singer-songwriter DYLAN HARTIGAN today (June 26) has released the single “Not I” that “will remind you of psychedelic Beatles era” according to Americana Highways which hosted an exclusive premiere of the track yesterday (June 25). The introspective track, which can be heard below, is DYLAN’s personal interpretation of religion and what happens to oneself in the afterlife.
DYLAN elaborates, “The meaning behind ‘Not I’ is a religious one. It was conceived in a deep spiritual moment and it was one of those third eye opening moments. I grew up believing in Catholicism and though I grew to believe in other things, I think all religions are beautiful because anything that can provide more of a meaning to your existence is A-OK in my book. My personal religion is reflected in this song by my belief that all my growth that takes place in this world will transcend into the next. That my soul will escape whatever it is I would call my ‘body’ and ever expand. Allowing me to become one with the infinity that is the universe.”
“Not I” was recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Bobby Holland (ZZ Ward, Kesha, Drake White) in Nashville alongside co-producer and rock n soul artist Maggie Rose. The track will be featured on DYLAN’s upcoming yet-to-be-titled debut album due this fall alongside two previously released singles: “My Island” and “What’s In The Cards.”
“The production of ‘Not I’ came from a Beatles vibe,” shares DYLAN. “I wanted the verses to sound underwater and the choruses to be in the sky. I think the band and producer made that happen.”
DYLAN is currently on an innovative tour performing acoustically as the opening act for a stretch of pop-up drive-in movie nights put on by the transportation app, BOXCAR, across his hometown, New Jersey. Watch a drone-shot trailer from one of the recent nights streaming below. For further details and tickets, please visit www.boxcarapp.com/movies.