Shining Day is the ninth solo album from Lyttelton songwriter extraordinaire Delaney Davidson is out today.
The album finds him at a doorway in his career. Featuring some musical giants of NZ, Neil Finn, SJD it points him back towards some of his earlier work and at the same time opens a strangely modern door to new sounds and emotions.
The lead single ‘Strange I Know’ is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Justin Heaney. In the clip Davidson assumes the guise of his theatrical character Pegleg, which was featured in his recent live version of the Black Rider musical, and wanders through various dramatically lit expressionistic environments.
It’s a spooky teaser for the consummate craftsman’s ninth studio record, his first in two and a half years, which has been described by none other than fellow Lyttelton artist and frequent collaborator Marlon Williams as “Appetizing beyond belief.”
Davidson is currently on tour in Europe with Marlon Williams.