DD Allen returns with stirring indie-rock classic ‘Paper Masks’

You know you’re in for a treat as soon as you sink into this unique brand of singer-songwriters music.

DD Allen possesses a quality that others seem to lack, an individual style and sound that’s sonically innovative and diverse. His latest single ‘Paper Masks’ could be his best yet. Forming an immediately deep understanding about the world surrounding him when the pandemic hit, DD wanted to focus all of his energy and pour it into this high tempo, energetic yet emotional and heartfelt song, and he’s certainly achieved that and then some.

Always finding his own niche, DD Allen collaborated with the wonderful Barny Barnicott (Sam Fender, Kasabian) and the results are staggering. It’s 80s filled nostalgia but all the while still holding a crisp and modern edge, supplying a timeless sound with a raw and genuine energy that is undeniable. ‘Paper Masks’ is a statement record, to say the least. 

Listen to DD Allen – ‘Paper Masks’ here


“2020 and 2021 divided opinions, stoked a disconnect across generations and bought racial tensions to a peak. But at the end of the day, we’re all in this together. I wanted Paper Masks to reflect the turmoil. And carry a message that whoever we are, whatever we do, if we pass the buck on responsibility then karma wins the sweepstakes.”

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