David Picco releases new single ‘If You Wanna Change My Mind’ from upcoming Live It Down LP
St. John’s, NL singer-songwriter David Picco has returned with “If You Wanna Change My Mind,” a hypnotizing new single that sets the stage for his sixth full-length album, Live It Down, due in February 2021. The single is available today via Bandcamp and other digital platforms. Take a listen below!
“If You Wanna Change My Mind” finds David veering away from the gritty alt-country sound of his acclaimed 2019 album, Out Of The Past, and experimenting with looser, Kurt Vile-esque vibes. The change is partly a reflection of his experience during pandemic restrictions, as nine of the new album’s 10 songs were written over a three-month span in 2020.
“I guess you could say that this song is about coming to terms with the fact that life never turns out as planned,” David said. “I would describe it as contemplative, but musically I was going after something more dream-like and ethereal.”
“If You Wanna Change My Mind” is certainly a glimpse into an exciting new world of sonic possibilities for David, an evolution that has been playing out since the mid-‘00s when he was a member of the roots rock band Jet Set Motel. From there, he became a familiar face within the Toronto roots rock scene, working closely with producer Don Kerr (Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith) and cult hero songwriter Kyp Harness.
Following his move back to St. John’s in 2015, David released the album Start Again, which was warmly embraced by CBC Radio as well as the producers of the hit CBC television series Republic Of Doyle. Out Of The Past built on that success, being hailed by Americana UK as “a rock-infused country [album] with echoes of The Velvet Underground.”
Expect all that and more when Live It Down formally arrives, but until then, immerse yourself in the dreamy groove of “If You Wanna Change My Mind.” Find out more at davidpicco.com.