OFFICER featured on the latest edition of LOST ON RADIO recorded live from his acoustic show at The Bedford, Balham in London covering one of his favourites, No Widows by The Antlers. Check it out HERE…
Here tiz peeps! ‘Can We Talk?’ Premiered by Fortitude Magazine Go on, dive in! Love, Officer xOx
We’ve been waiting for ages but it’s finally here! Starring Glaswegian Hollywood actor, Gianni Capaldi, Lisa Hague and April Commons, this is the stunning ‘Can We Talk?’ from Officer
Video Single Premiere: Can We Talk? – OFFICER
Last summer saw the release of Officer’s debut album, Myriads. Today, we’re excited to premiere the music video for Officer’s new single, ‘Can We Talk?’
‘Can We Talk?’ is the new single from Officer’s debut album, Myriads. The song is centred around the theme of losing one’s home, something that is a hot topic in today’s media and political ground. The idea for the song stems from David “Dc” Logan (Officer)’s work with the homeless community of London.
The song offers a beautiful, subtle vibe that shows us the stunning vocal and lyrical ability that Officer possesses.
The video for the track was shot in Officer’s birthplace of Glasgow, and stars actor Gianni Capaldi, Lisa Hague and her daughter April Commons.
Check it out below, and be sure to let us know what you think!
Ahead of the release of ‘Can We Talk?’ Dc had a great time chatting with Candid Magazine’s delightful Lisa Coleman, who’s been enjoying diving into my album, Myriads – ‘If you’re looking for an album to kick start your Friday, look no further. Here’s my wee review of Officer for Candid Magazine. Thanks Dc, your work is incredible!’ – Cheers Lisa! ….. You can hear the album HERE xOx
I’ve become particularly attached to the extraordinary sounds from rising musician Officer. With floorless Irish vocals and lyrics that resonate with every heartstring, these striking songs complimented with such stirring and beautiful cinematic videography, much deserve a listening ear.
Born in Glasgow, growing up in Northern Ireland and now living in London, front man DC Logan lavishes us with his dulcet tones and soul-felt haunting melodies. I don’t think that there is a song on his album Myriads that doesn’t captivate a sense of contemplative imagination and bittersweet memories.
After such a musically successful year and winning ‘Musician of the Year’ with RCM, I caught up with Officer to see what new plans were in the pipeline and where all these inspirational sounds were stemming from…
How would you describe your sound?
I write songs and then sink them into soundscapes that I believe enhance the narration of the story contained in the song. I tend to call it ‘Indie Soundscape’.
Who are your musical influences and inspirations?
Hmm, many and varied for different reasons. There’s always a place in my heart for Bob Marley, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Radiohead, Local Natives, The National. More recently, I’ve been loving Lapsley and Prism Tats.
Your music videos are stunning; do you have creative input into these too?
Thank you! I really enjoy and find just as much inspiration in visuals and visual arts, film, painting and so forth as I do music, so yeah. So far I’ve come up with all my video ideas and then have had brilliant opportunities offered to work with incredibly gifted videographers and so forth to get the visions in my head and heart onto the screen. It all comes from the narrative and atmosphere of the song I’m working with. I see things when I’m writing poetry and songs, so it’s funny that from the songs’ very beginnings there will be a lot of imagery going on in my head.
Do you have a favourite track on your album Myriads? If so, which one and why?
My favourite changes actually. But for long periods of time I’ve loved My Darling Defibrillator, Burst, Laughing Rafters and DATV. I think if I were to listen to my album today, I’d go for DATV. It hits the bullseye for me, and hits it so hard. It’s a song about persevering, overcoming and finding your way
back out of darkness too immense for you. I just feel that everything about how it’s executed on the album pays a pretty worthy tribute to that time and experience.
Can you tell us a bit about your up and coming single Can We Talk? and where the inspiration for it came from?
Ok, sure… I’ve given a lot of my life, energy, time and heart to helping homeless and vulnerable people. I guess I had a time of reflection, asking myself why I do that, why I care about people in that situation. It led me to a more conscious realisation that I myself feel homeless in a kind of spiritual and relational way. I guess everyone does to some extent. We’re all temporarily here, passing through. I think that for me, this state of being was really exacerbated when I was younger and my parents separated and divorced. In a very real way there wasn’t a place to call home, especially at Christmas and other so called special times. A kind of sense of loss and lack of completeness more thoroughly took grip in my heart and the way I experience life. So yeah, the song kind of found its genesis in that place of reflection on the idea and subject of homelessness – both my own and that of the people I try to serve and help in my day to day.
What are your plans for the rest of 2016 in regards to your music?
Really just keep enjoying it, playing, writing, recording. It’s been a brilliant ride with this whole first album so yeah, I’ve enjoyed taking the opportunities that have come my way. My favourite parts of the whole process are writing and quality gigs and so I’ll always be at those in some form or another.
Having listened to DC’s favourite track DATV on his album Myriads, it has fast become my new go to song. Keep an eye out for his new single, Can We Talk? featuring Hollywood actor and relation of our very own Doctor Who, Gianni Capaldi – coming soon.
Words by Lisa Coleman
Filmed in Officer’s birthplace of Glasgow and starring Hollywood actor, Gianni Capaldi, Lisa Hague & April Commons – ‘Can We Talk?’ by Officer is on it’s way to your senses!!!!! xOx
Here’s what people have been saying about this universe-sized, yet deeply intimate song, written by Dc Logan on the subject of ‘Losing Home’ – ‘This song really speaks to us. Just like the hand of friendship it pulls you through, and backs you to the hilt. It delivers strength and optimism, and just like a best friend it seems to always be saying the right thing. A song so good, it makes you walk tall’ – Right Chord Music
Much to our delight, reaching over 125,000 people, Officer has won the award for Artist Of The Year at Right Chord Music Blog following the release of his ‘Imaginative, Immersive and Intelligent’ debut album, ‘Myriads’ – An incredible achievement in his first year out there! xOx
Right Chord Music was set up to promote incredible artists that don’t have the luxury of major record label backing or the vast budgets required to get on radio station playlists. We do this via the RCM blog, our weekly Lost On Radio Podcast and our new sister site LiveMusicSession.TV
This year we’ve decided to go one step further and put our money where our mouth is. We recently added advertising to Right Chord Music, and we’ve decided to reinvest the income from the advertising to promote Officer to the widest possible audience. To achieve this we’ve created a Thunderclap Campaign.
On New Years Day every supporter of this campaign will simultaneously post promoting Officer to the widest possible social network. Together we really are stronger!
‘The Gentleman, Officer Recently Dropped In For A Chat With Big Comfy Sessions, Delighting The Crowd With His Stunning Voice And Lyrical Genius, Giving Intimate Solo Acoustic Performances Of One Day, My Darling Defibrillator & A Beautiful, Heartfelt And Spine-Tingling Bowie Mash Up Tribute. Just Incredible!’ – Big Comfy Sessions xOx
‘Leapfrogging everyone into the coveted favourite spot, Officer does Bowie’ – BCS
Officer recently had the privilege of being invited to play a couple of gigs for the beautiful, unique and mighty Sofar Sounds London. Dc won over their hearts and got them busting their lungs as he performed gorgeous stripped back versions of Laughing Rafters and My Darling Defibrillator with cellist, Lou. You can watch and float away with them HERE xOx
Officer, Laughing Rafters – Live & Acoustic at Sofar Sounds London
Officer, My Darling Defibrillator – Live & Acoustic at Sofar Sounds London
Along with these Christmas crackers they also played stunningly delicate version of ‘No Widows’ by The Antlers, Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, The National’s ‘Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks’ (whilst some looper chucked a birck through the window;), as well as The Waters, Glass Ceiling and Burst from Officer’s debut album ‘Myriads‘. Two really uniquely beautiful Officer gigs to have been at! xOx