ole label group / red dot Singer-Songwriter Josh Dorr Releases Sophomore EP Sundancer
ole Label Group announces the release of American Country artist Josh Dorr’s EP Sundancer, available today via ole Label Group / red dot. Produced by Marshall Altman (Amy Grant, Matt Nathanson), Sundancer encapsulates Dorr’s country rock sound and authentic lyrical style, reflecting the sense of renewal he has experienced over the past year.
Dorr co-wrote four of the EP’s five songs with fellow songwriters: Adam Hambrick, Ryan Hurd, Matt Rogers, Dave Turnbull, Blake Bollinger, Kyle Jacobs and producer Marshall Altman. He also chose a track from the catalog of hit artist/songwriter Jon Bellion and production/songwriting team, The Elev3n.
“Sundancer is a product of the ups and downs of the past few years. The time I have spent writing and developing my sound has not only developed me as an artist but also as a person. I wanted these songs to have meaning and depth lyrically while maintaining energy and movement,” said Josh Dorr. “My goal for the production was for the songs to be intimate and anthemic at the same time. Some of these songs are new to me, and some have been waiting for their turn to be heard for a few years now.”
In 2014, Dorr signed a publishing deal with ole, releasing his self-titled EP that year, which features the single “Save Your Breath,” which has over 2 million Spotify streams. His 2015 single, “Rocket”, also achieved great success with over 1.5 million streams.
“We are extremely proud of the body of work that Josh Dorr has recorded with producer, Marshall Altman. Josh’s evolution as an artist and a songwriter is evident in this EP and we’re proud to represent him as both his publisher and his record company,” said John Ozier, ole’s Vice President of Creative.
From the anthem-like chorus and guitar riffs of “Bad Boys,” to the soaring vocals and piano melodies of “Ready or Not,” to the soulful sounds of the EP’s title track, Sundancer showcases Dorr’s distinctive voice and his own unique brand of lyric driven, rock-edged country.
Sundancer Track Listing:
1. Bad Boys
3. Ready or Not
4. I Need a Highway