Dan Wriggins- "Mr. Chill" 02 Feb 2021

On March 12, Orindal Records will release Mr. Chill, an EP of five "busted and beautiful" folk songs by Dan Wriggins (also of Friendship). This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered the title track, calling it "another solemn gem from one of the finest songwriters around."

Dan explains:

"I wrote the song 'Mr. Chill' while working for an arborist/tree care company in the Philly suburbs. The hours were long and strenuous, and like most of my friends, I was balancing full time work with writing music and playing shows. That’s where the clock-punching lyrics come from. This was a couple years ago, and I am only realizing now that “Mr. Chill” might be a Christmas song. It also reminds me of the Disney ride “It’s a Small World.” It’s the only song I’ve written so far that does not rhyme.”

The EP Mr. Chill is Wriggins’ debut release under his own name. Michael Cormier’s minimal production is an open frame; quiet drums in a big room, classical guitar, and melodic organ lift Wriggins’ prose-poem lyrics. His solemn, wounded delivery makes lines like “you trust your gut/and your gut lies” and “read my salty lips/no new love” into deadly serious jokes. Title notwithstanding, Mr. Chill isn’t great background music - it’s rich and powerful, demanding attention as a profoundly moving and original work.

Find "Mr. Chill" on your favorite streaming service HERE.

Mr. Chill will be released on cassette & digital formats on March 12, 2021. Pre-order your copy HERE.