Pushing Foward by Spirit Award

Darkenin Heart

Pushing Forward is from the new album by Spirit Award, the moniker for Seattle-based singer/songwriter Daniel Lyon. The upcoming full length, The Fear, will be out May 19th, 2023 via Share It Music.

The new album, The Fear, examines the supernatural, love, dreaming/waking, and most importantly, trying to fight the things one is afraid of or believe they can't do, all within the context of a shifting and distorting environment. The Fear is meant to be a meditation, a way to let go of tension, and a way to inspire people to spread love and joy while challenging their preconceived notions and those of society.

Daniel Lyon comments on Pushing Forward: "This idea for this song came about at a time of growth and realization, during some sleepless nights. I had so many things getting thrown my way throughout my musical career; Vans getting broken into, gear stolen, rehearsal space getting robbed, identity getting stolen, van getting stolen, health problems, and most of all financial problems. The worst of all these has been a post-pandemic landscape which has changed how bands tour and put out music and try to make a living doing so. This has not only affected musicians but also music venues. Throughout all this, as a person and as a musician, I have always tried to keep ‘pushing forward’. So this song became a motivation to do so and sort of a rallying cry for our music community. I am thankful to have had the support of MusiCares and friends that helped me through a journey of growth and discovery. And knowing that no matter how low things get, there is hope."

Spirit Award

Share It Music
Sub Pop

Artist photo by Meredith Paulson
Video directed by Eric Luck & Daniel Lyon

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