Track of the Day: Davey Lane “You Were A Mirage” (2020)

Davey Lane

Singer-songwriter, producer, virtuoso guitarist and You Am I stalwart Davey Lane is back with new music and a new album to tease: Don’t Bank Your Heart On It – Out November 13th. 

“You Were A Mirage” is the first single from that new album. It’s a song that deals with the deeply personal; about moving on emotionally and physically after the breakdown of a relationship. And, dealing with the realisation that someone you’d grown close to was never quite as they appeared. 

It’s big, bold and everything you want from an album’s lead single. For me, everything about the single is sitting right in that sweet spot. As you’d expect the guitar work is completely on the money; and the vocal performance really serves the themes and tone of the song. All the elements have combined into an end product that is empowering, affirming and a really fun listening experience.

The album, Don’t Bank Your Heart On It, is a concept record – of sorts. It’s something of a mixtape, with Lane teaming up with the friends he’s made along the way. Just happens they’re all pretty handy musicians and artists too. The album features cameos from Vika & Linda BullChris CheneyPhil JamiesonTim Rogers, and more. Here’s what Lane had to say about the album:

I’ve worked with some incredible folks over the years, many of them I’m proud to call friends, who helped me through the sometimes arduous, ultimately life-affirming experiences that informed these songs, so why not have them along to tell the story with me? For example, my best pal ​Tim Rogers​ reminding me why life’s worth living? ​Todd Rundgren and ​Vika & Linda​ as wizened souls delivering answers to some of life’s most existential questions – sure, why not!?”

“You Were A Mirage” is out now. Don’t Bank Your Heart On It releases November 13th. Pre-Order the album HERE.

Keep up to date with Davey Lane via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and his Official Site.

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.