Dan Croll’s ‘From Nowhere’ is a great of example of a song that has gained momentum and popularity over a long period of time. These days it’s not uncommon for a song to be popular for only a brief couple of days. Using that scale, I’d consider a couple of years to be “long”.
The British born singer-songwriter’s debut single was originally released on September 24th, 2012. It quickly found an audience through the blogs, Hype Machine and support from BBC Radio 1. I first heard the catchy indie-folktronic track outdoors on Montreal’s St-Laurent street, during a set by local Buck Smith. More specifically, it was Ben Gomori‘s dance friendly version (thanks Shazam).
About a year after it’s initial release, a remix by Baardsen was included on the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V. A game that you all know, and that has sales figures in the billions. Fast forward to a few months ago months ago and the song was uploaded to a new official Vevo channel, along with a freshly shot official video. But wait there’s more, the original mix can be now be heard in commercials for German shoemaker Deichmann. It’s only a matter of time before it’s used in a TV drama, if it hasn’t already happened.
Now lets talk about the Âme remix. A song that you see on charts and hear played out, but there’s no official release. Here’s a statement from Âme themselves:
as many people keep on asking for our remix of dan croll’s ” from nowhere ” we would like to inform you that the mangement of the artist didnt like our version and they even dont let us release this remix via our own channels. maybe you can send them some nice words to change their minds:-))))
There is actually an online petition to have this song released. Techno-activism at it’s finest. Anyways, we found this sketchy MP3, so at least you can bump it in your car or in your earbuds. While you’re Âme-ing it up, they also just dropped a phenomenal remix of Sailor & I’s – ‘Turn Around’