Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Dustin Tebbutt


band members

Daniel Trakell


Influences

Elliott Smith, George Harrison, Tobias Jesso Jr, Big Star, Tom Petty, Andy Shauf, Tame Impala, Harry Nilsson


Website

soundcloud.com/danieltrakell

Bio

Daniel Trakell is back with an extremely personal and brave look into the artists own experiences with heartache and guilt, as he processed the new emotions which was revealed to him around the divorce of his parents. It looks at the idea of the child feeling sympathy and feelings of helplessness towards the parents and a highly mature and selfless take on growing up.
Working together with friend and frequent collaborator Joshua Barber (Gretta Ray, Gotye) in the studio, Trakell thrived once more in Barber’s new home of Nashville; soaking up the energy of the Alex The Great Studio before the final touches were put on back in Australia. The end result has delivered a gorgeously layered piece of indie folk with touches of Bon Iver, Dustin Tebbutt and Fleet Foxes-esque influences threaded throughout.

“Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Daniel Trakell partners the title track from his March EP with an enchanting video that captures both sides of his sound - haunting, melancholic isolation and just off-centre obscurity - as we follow a woods-dwelling loner searching for the ultimate peacefulness - getting lost in space.”
Rolling Stone Australia

“It’s like Elliott Smith on a magical mystery tour.”
Triple J, Dom Alessio (‘Wasted Light’)

“So many sweet little delicacies to unpack in this one. The sneaky-emotional string arrangement, the delicate glockenspiel, your faultless falsetto. I am charmed.”
Triple J, Max Quinn (‘All We Do’)

Unearthed in 2016

NIDA Video Clips

03 Apr 2016

Winner

Daniel Trakell

Daniel Trakell

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

22 Jan 2019

Triple J
45

Honestly, this is my favourite discovery of the week. It's beautiful, stirring and emotive.

Honestly, this is my favourite discovery of the week. It's beautiful, stirring and emotive.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

18 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

Though you can hear the continuation of Trakell's ideas from previous songs in this, there seems to be a stronger sense of maturing with this new work and the development of his signature sound.
The depth and the reach of the sounds in this tune are refined and blissful with elegantly composed sonic landscapes illustrated beautifully.

Though you can hear the continuation of Trakell's ideas from previous songs in this, there seems to be a stronger sense of maturing with this new work and the development of his signature sound.
The depth and the reach of the sounds in this tune are refined and blissful with elegantly composed sonic landscapes illustrated beautifully.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

21 Sep 2016

Triple J
40

Love this song. It's a beautiful reminder of how music can transport you to another place.

Love this song. It's a beautiful reminder of how music can transport you to another place.