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Dalton Domino, ‘Decent Man’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Dalton Domino Decent Man
Photo by Charlie Stout, courtesy of Lightning Rod Records

Lubbock, Texas-based singer-songwriter Dalton Domino is premiering his new track “Decent Man” exclusively for readers of The Boot.

“Decent Man” is a song about an experience from Dalton’s own pre-sobriety past: “On the curb with my hands behind my back somewhere near Mac Davis Lane,” Domino sings in the track, throwing in a little homage to his home base of Lubbock. “Two sets of bright lights pointed at me / And an officer asking me my name.”

Domino doesn’t go into any details in the song itself, but he tells The Boot that “Decent Man” is, indeed, about an incident that almost landed him in jail one hazy night.

“It’s a song about waking up tired, and being tired,” Domino explains. “I love this song. We start our show with it every night.”

Like the rest of the new album on which it appears, “Decent Man” was written somewhere between Nashville, Tenn., and Fort Worth, Texas, throughout the past year. Working alongside Travis Meadows — the singer-songwriter behind hits such as Dierks Bentley‘s “Riser” and Jake Owen‘s “What We Ain’t Got,” and who has experiences of his own with rehab — Domino mined his own experience of getting clean and sober to produce his most thoughtful release to date.

Domino’s new record, Corners, is set to debut on Lightning Rod Records on April 28. It’s available for pre-order on iTunes.

Listen to Dalton Domino, “Decent Man”:

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