A Day in the Life of Dan Black during Lollapalooza and presented by Belvedere Vodka has been posted online. The 13thWitness directed video features an interview with the artist and highlights from his live set.
“The kind of music I make kind of combines lots of different things,” he explained. “I don’t really think of myself as an alternative artist or a pop artist. I’m a thief from all those things.”
Talking about performing at shows where he’s not the headliner, Black said, “I also really love, when you come to festivals, a lot of the crowd are like, ‘Who is this guy?’ I like the challenge of going you don’t know me, but at the end of the show I’m gonna have you knowing me. Everyday we’re meeting hundreds, thousands of different people. After a while it kind of like every night is a mini war. The way we do the music is a lot more savage kind of pop than the way I wrote the record. We put some splashes of color on and huddle together and get ready to face the hoards with our music as our weapon.”
As for what people can expect when they see him, Black said, “The show is made by the audience. What the audience bring and how they react and what the give as a collection of people. If you’re like, alright, I’m just gonna throw caution to the wind and make a fool of myself, you’ll have an amazing time. It’s my job to cleverly trick people into doing that.”
Watch the interview via YouTube below.