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604 Records Welcomes Quebec City Country Singer & Songwriter, Allison Daniels to the Roster
DANIELS UNVEILS HER DEBUT RELEASE “WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY” TODAY
TORONTO, ON (February 9, 2024) – 604 Records is thrilled to welcome Quebec City -based country singer and songwriter, Allison Daniels to their award-winning roster. With her seamless blend of rock and traditional country tied with swampy blues and hints of pop, Daniels is set to make a name for herself in the Canadian country music scene and unveils her debut release “Who, What, Where, When, Why” today via 604 Records/Warner Music Canada.
“I’m truly grateful that my work has found its way to the right team as we work towards my first album,” Daniels shares. “After years of dedication to my music, it feels like their recognition is a reward for my efforts.”
“As the head of an independent record label, I get a whole lot of emails from people I don’t know asking me to listen to their music. I do my best to listen to as much of it as I can, but it’s often overwhelming. I often don’t even know what makes me listen to one artist over another. When Allison emailed me, there was something about her email that struck me. It was very straightforward and just felt authentic,” says Jonathan Simkin, President of 604 Records. “What struck me most in those early demos was Allison’s voice. Her ability to express emotion vocally is really impressive. From the very first call, I knew I wanted to work with her. She’s a very intelligent and infectious person, very much like her music.”
Listen to “Who, What, Where, When, Why” HERE
Watch the lyric video for “Who, What, Where, When, Why” HERE
Of the track Daniels says, “During my first writing session in Vancouver with Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen, Simple Plan) and Tavish Crowe (co-writer of Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”), I wrote this song after a dream where my boyfriend cheated. Music is my solace, and even though it was just a dream, the emotions were intense. I hope this song offers comfort to people, much like the way my music helps me navigate my own emotions.”
“I had a gut feeling about connecting her with Ryan Stewart and Tavish Crowe, two gentlemen I’ve known forever and have had success with on numerous projects. Boy, my instinct was right on that one!” adds Simkin. “It was one of those rare situations where the artist and producers just clicked. Allison is the real deal. I’m so excited to start sharing her music with the world.”
Born in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, QC and raised in Quebec City, Daniels is the daughter of a musician and began learning guitar and writing songs at age 11. While it took her a moment to find the confidence to share her voice Daniels committed to honing her craft, and to date has made a living almost exclusively as a working musician. Her dedication and hard work have paid off, giving her the opportunity to share the stage with Country superstar, Keith Urban at Festival d’été de Québec in 2015. It also landed her in the quarterfinals on Quebec’s wildly popular TV Show, La Voix, and she has opened for CCMA Award winning artist Tim Hicks on his Quebec run in 2018.
Daniels’ love for country music came from exploring the genre online. Pulling influence from artists like Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton to find her own voice in the genre, Daniels still taps into her rock and blues sides, finding inspiration in bands like Greta Van Fleet, which lend to her swagger when recording her vocals and performing on stage. “Who, What, Where, When, Why” marks itself as the first release for the newly signed country artist, with more music to come in 2024.
ABOUT ALLISON DANIELS
Quebec City-based country singer/songwriter Allison Daniels is a rarity – a young artist who’s made her living almost exclusively as a working musician – an experience she brings to bear beautifully on her upcoming debut album via Vancouver’s 604 Records.
Although she’s been described as an ‘up and coming’ talent, she has made a substantial impact in her home province as a quarterfinalist on La Voix (Quebec’s version of The Voice), performing a duet with Country superstar Keith Urban at Festival d’été de Québec in 2015, and opening for Canadian country star Tim Hicks.
While country music is Daniels’ main focus now, her sound is impossible to pigeonhole, a seamless blend of rock, traditional country, and swampy blues, with hints of country pop haunting the edges.
“For me,” she says, “it was important to create a style that wasn’t ‘in the box’ – a style that’s truly me.”
Job done – on stage and on record, Allison Daniels displays a level of comfort and clarity of intent that only someone who’s spent a lot of time on deck singing and playing their heart out can achieve.
ABOUT 604 RECORDS
Founded in 2002 by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and lawyer Jonathan Simkin, Vancouver-based 604 Records has independently released over 290 singles that have been certified Gold or higher, and it’s one of the few labels to boast a Diamond-selling (10 million+ units) single, with Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop smash “Call Me Maybe”. Over the years, 604’s diverse roster has included artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Coleman Hell, Dallas Smith, Faber Drive, Jojo Mason, Josh Ramsay, Marianas Trench, Mathew V, The Organ, Theory of A Deadman, Thornley and more and the label collective has achieved 2 GRAMMY Award nominations, 2 MTV Europe Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, 25 Canadian Country Music Awards, 7 JUNO Awards, 2 Double Platinum albums, 26 Platinum singles and more.
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