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The First Day

by Quiet Dawn

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Alexi Luca Lu
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Alexi Luca Lu I love the cuts that sound like birds chirping in »Grow Old Part 2.« That's such a cute idea! Favorite track: Grow Old Part 2 (feat. Theory Hazit).
King Hippo
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King Hippo You have to love the drum programming this guy does. You can hear it perfectly on 'After Sex' or on 'New Dawn'. Cheers, QD! Favorite track: After Sex.
Lo Tide
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Lo Tide Touching in so many different genres and styles is what makes this album an amazing listening experience. Love the variety in the feature vocals as well. Favorite track: The Trap.
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Scissorino I think I was expecting a rap album because it had some rappers on it, but it isn't a rap album. Great sounds. Favorite track: Grow Old Part 2 (feat. Theory Hazit).
alan brannan
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alan brannan simply put, this track is magical! Favorite track: Hold Them Close (feat. Miles Bonny).
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Daniel Schmitt Many cool collaboration on this one.
Looking forward to the full album release! Favorite track: Golden Moments (feat. Sarah Gessler).
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‘The First Day’ is the debut album from French producer Will Galland, aka Quiet Dawn. Since signing to First Word in 2014, Quiet Dawn has released two singles, ‘New Dawn’ featuring Oddisee (featuring a remix from Eric Lau) and the more recent ‘Golden Moments’ featuring Sarah Gessler. These served as the perfect introduction to QD’s style, with jazz, hip-hop and broken beat influences combined to create something that is very much his own sound.

‘The First Day’ is a concept album of sorts, a human journey based on one day – specifically the first day in search of love. This takes in many forms; peaceful familial love (Aurora, Hold Them Close), introspective love (The Trap, Golden Moments) and of course romantic love (Dusk, After Sex). Each track is linked to a specific time of day, taking the listener on a personal trip through time.

The album highlights Quiet Dawn’s musical philosophy – particularly his desire to share the limelight with fellow musicians and artists. An introverted character as a person, his extroverted side comes out in his musical life. Consequently the album is dotted with collaborations. Miles Bonny, Oddisee, Theory Hazit, Sarah Gessler, Dandy Teru, Barrio and Majnun all add their talents to the album, with QD effortlessly blending their disparate skills with ease.

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released April 20, 2015

Composed, produced, arranged by W. Galland (Quiet Dawn)
Directed by W. Galland & G. Marty (Quiet Dawn & Dandy Teru)

Mixed by Supafuh at Polysonik Studio (Orléans, FR)
Mastered by Blanka at Kasablanka (Alfortville, FR)

Artwork & photos by G.M.

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