Har Mar Superstar Return
On Dark Touches, Sean Tillmann – the singer, songwriter, and producer behind the Har Mar moniker – delivers his most club-friendly collection of jams yet. Tillmann's silky smooth croon and tongue-in-cheek lyrics lead a nonstop dance party that blends everything from synth-pop to R&B, with ample hooks around every corner.
Dark Touches builds a bridge between the worlds of indie and top 40 dance music, thanks in part to an eclectic group of collaborators. The albums many guests include John Fields (Andrew WK, Jonas Brothers, Rooney), The Faint's beatmakers Clark Baechle and Jacob Thiele, singer-songwriter Adam Green, P.O.S. of the Rhymesayers collective, Neon Neon's Boom Bip, Flowers of Doom, and Samaire Armstrong. The Bird and The Bee's Greg Kurstin, who has also produced tracks for Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Lily Allen, co-wrote and lent his studio wizardry to "Tall Boy." The track was originally intended for Spears and, with the unchanged lyrics, takes on a vibrant new life in the hands of Har Mar.
Of course no Har Mar song is complete without Tillmann's signature lyrics, which are both outrageously absurd and witty. "I Got Next," which features The Bird and The Bee's Inara George, details Tillmann's practice of asking women to sign contracts that put him next in line to date if they ever leave their current boyfriend. He's also penned an anthem for the ladies with "Girls Night," a track that was once intended for The Cheetah Girls, and like "Tall Boy," maintains the original lyrics, written from a female perspective.
Tillmann is also getting ready to dip his toes into the world of Hollywood with the release of Whip It, a film directed by Drew Barrymore that he appears in alongside Juno's Ellen Page and Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat. As if he isn't wearing enough hats already, Tillmann is also developing his own movie scripts and sitcom pilots. Along with his golden pipes, the ability to juggle multiple creative outlets is sure to win him entry into both the hearts and undergarments of women and men everywhere.
Click here to read today's full Day in Pop report