Dan Israel - Seriously

Dan Israel wants you to hear his new music - Seriously. 

Dan and his band, drummer David J. Russ, bassist Mike Lane, and guitar wizard Steve Brantseg (Suburbs, Bash and Pop, Phones) traveled up to Rich Mattson’s Sparta Sound on Minnesota’s Iron Range (where Dan’s Mom is from) in November 2021 to lay down basic tracks. Back in Minneapolis, at Dave Russ’ It’s a Secret, bold textures were added by John Eller (Shiny Lights, Zeppo) and Peter J. Sands (Honeydogs, Turn! Turn! Turn!) on keys, and Katie Gearty (Sunshine Committee) and Colleen Martin-Oake (Lolo’s Ghost) on vocals. All that, and Seriously features striking cover art by renowned Minnesota artist Laura Bennett. 

After the “Use Your Illusion”-like dual album success of 2019’s “Social Media Anxiety Disorder” and 2020’s “Social Distance Anxiety Disorder,” a new batch of powerful songs emerged, fueled by seasonal change, desire for escapism, and true love.  Seriously explores themes like you wouldn’t even believe. 

Seriously offers up pointed and poignant commentary for troubled minds in troubled times - both personal and political - with hooks aplenty and some surprising turns and twists.  It meets at the intersection of Israel’s Petty/Costello/Rafferty influence alchemy and Brantseg’s stunning “Mick Ronson meets Mike Campbell” guitar work. 

Have you really LISTENED to a Dan album lately?  Perhaps a record by Dan Fogelberg?  Maybe a Steely Dan CD?  Perchance a Daniel Johnston cassette?  You’ve seen those other Dans, and yes, they’re great.  But now it’s time you hear Dan Israel - Seriously.

How Do I?

Dan Israel

Download: Your price

How Do I?

Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.99 or more)

Please pay at least $0.99

Out of stock
  1. How Do I?

(chorus)

How do I tell you how I feel?

How do I show you that it's real?

How do I thank you, for standing right by me?

How do I love you, the way that you oughta be loved?

How do I know that this is it?

The only one that ever fit?

How do I keep it from, simply imploding?

How do I keep all, that's good from eroding?

(bridge)

I wanna

  1. How Do I?

(chorus)

How do I tell you how I feel?

How do I show you that it's real?

How do I thank you, for standing right by me?

How do I love you, the way that you oughta be loved?

How do I know that this is it?

The only one that ever fit?

How do I keep it from, simply imploding?

How do I keep all, that's good from eroding?

(bridge)

I wanna give you everything and I know you can't wait around,

I know you've been wronged, I know love can sting, and I don't wanna let you down,

I know that actions speak louder than words, and I know we've been here before,

Guess I'm a bit scared of how much it can ache, but I know I feel this to the core, to the core...

(chorus)

How do I tell you what I fear?

How do I show you, I'm sincere?

How do I say it, and sum it up neatly?

How do I tell you, I love you completely?

(bridge)

I wanna make you happy and free, and I wanna ease all of your pain,

I know sometimes that a guy like me, is enough to drive anyone insane,

Backwards and forwards, we've gone all around, together and then apart,

I know it's a lot, but with all that I got, I'm gonna love you with all of my heart, all of my heart

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/3:21

Available on these streaming services

Dan Israel has a storied resume. With 15 albums to his credit, he's made his mark as a gifted singer and songwriter of exceptional ability. Social Media Anxiety Disorder [is a] smart, savvy, and clear reflection of Israel's ability to combine memorable melodies with an irrepressible attitude.” - Lee Zimmerman

— Goldmine Magazine

Contact us