“There are many languages spoken around the globe. Of all the languages known, music is the universal language that everyone understands and the only one which connects us in harmonic unity. In addition, it is a force that heals the soul.” - D Rolark
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MUSIC NEWS: DECEMBER 2020
2020 has been a musically blessed and remarkable year for D Rolark and this is only a snippet of what's coming in the next calendar year. D Rolark's album, This Moment, has garnered massive airplay on Spotify which led to D Rolark having his own radio station on the music streaming service. Singles from the album has also gained massive airplay on various Smooth Jazz and R&B internet radio stations globally from London to Spain and here in the United States. In addition, D Rolark is planning preparations, embarking on his first ever tour in support of the album. Although the majority of the shows are private events, plans for public performances are also in the works.
On October 17th (D Rolark's birthday), Tonality was released and already it has garnered multiple airplays on various music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. The songs, "Tonality", "Happiness Is You", and the duet "Standing Together (featuring Dawn Rolark)" has received multiple requests.
In case if anyone is wondering, D Rolark has been, still is, and always will be a member of the cover band, Da Fellas Band, currently celebrating 23 years of Jazz (both Straight Ahead and Smooth), R&B, Pop, Classic Rock, and Dance Music. Although the shows that they do are mostly private events, their touring schedule is massive. D Rolark serves not only as the co-founder of the band, but also the Music Director of the band.
With the holidays approaching, a Christmas album was slated for release this month; but due to multiple albums released this month by various artists, the time it takes to get it uploaded on all music streaming platforms, the work into promoting Tonality, and the busy schedules following in the upcoming months ahead for the new year, "A D & D Connection Christmas" will be released in 2021, as well as an EP (or full length album) that will definitely be released in the Summer of 2021. In place of the holiday CD, three songs will be temporarily available on YouTube with the links provided in the next few days.
This is all part of D Rolark's vision as a musician, songwriter, composer, and producer.
As everybody is aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally. This virus outbreak has shut down a lot of places, as well as shows being cancelled. While this is taking place, hearts and prayers go out to those affected by this deadly virus. If anyone is sick, it is strongly advised that everyone stays home and to maintain social distancing. The more people abide by these rules, the faster the outbreak can be stopped. As it is written, no weapon formed against anyone shall prosper. We pray that everyone is kept safe during this time, and to those who are affected, that healing and recovery is provided. Together, people will get through this challenging times; this too shall pass. Although many things are cancelled, including shows, the power of music always triumphs over all distractions and sorrows that the world tries to throw at so many individuals. During this time, music is still being composed and several live videos are being posted on social media throughout the month of December.