EXCLUSIVE: The Watters Premiere New Track ‘DNA’

by | Jun 21, 2016 | New Music and Video

Performer Magazine is proud to debut the new single “DNA” by Austin’s soulful Americana act The Watters.

About the track, Daniel Watters has this to say:

“DNA” touches on many different topics, so much so that at one point a drummer friend in Nashville came to his own conclusion that DNA stands for Do Not Ask. Generally though, this song screams against being a corporate guinea pig. I tried to compare the seductive associations used by mainstream corporations that make us believe cars and computers are “sexy” to that of a “perfect” human being. It’s hard not to long for that perfection in things. Electronic music has perfect time and pitch. Photos can be manipulated to be “flawless”. Almost every almond in the country is grown in California. However, the veneer of perfection is a dangerous one. Our imperfections and differences make us stronger as a society and as a people.

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Imagine Fleetwood Mac, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Rilo Kiley merging into one dynamic supergroup, and you will start to get an idea of The Watters unique Americana/Soul sound. Daniel and Jenna Watters, schoolmates turned band mates turned soul mates, share lead vocals and guitar in the group along side their 5-piece band. The Watters originated as The Oak Creek Band in 2009, named for the area where Daniel and Jenna grew up near Sedona, AZ. The ensemble was based out of Denver and then Nashville until relocating to Austin, Texas in 2015.

The Watters

The Watters

Daniel and Jenna have been playing music together for 12 years, writing together for 8 years and have worked on six albums together. They have toured extensively throughout the country and sold out the first pressing of their self-titled EP in less than one year. The Watters have garnered a devoted fan base through their high-energy performances, well-crafted songwriting, stirring vocals and road-weathered musicianship. Their songs are webbed in a world of truth and wonder with a timeless spirit.

The Watters recorded their forthcoming album Great Unknown at Cacophony Recorders studio in Austin, Texas in December, which will be released on July 1st, 2016.

The Watters Great Unknown cover art

The Watters Great Unknown cover art