A Hideaway debut for New York's nu-soul man, Darien Dean. With his latest album, 'Departures' riding high in the UK Soul Charts and extensive radio play on Mi-Soul, Solar Radio and JazzFM the soul scene is beginning to feel the full force of this amazing talent. Plus DJ set from Mi-Soul Radio's Calvin Harris!
The full extent of that talent can be measured by a noteworthy list of collaborators on this latest album, including the incomparable songstress Avery*Sunshine (on the instant classic ‘Someone is You’), as well as production helmed by multi-platinum hit-maker Herb Middleton (Mary J. Blige and Usher) and studio veteran Shawn Hibbler (Kindred the Family Soul, Darius Rucker).
Most notably, Dean backs up his talent by showcasing the great storytelling-soul traditions that have influenced his music.
“Darien, an independent singer, songwriter and producer, has evoked the brilliance of original soul music of decades past.” Soul Interviews
“The next soul man: Darien’s debut album, ‘If These Walls Could Talk’, is about to make him an artist of huge importance to Soul Fans.” Echoes Magazine
“Through his mastery of words, he paints the most beautiful, uplifting and honest moments.” Soulchoonz
Winner “New Artist of the Year” Soultracks.com