Dangerous Mood releases new CD

Posted: September 12, 2013

The Winchester Star

Dangerous Mood is a local musical duo made up of Jordan McWhorter (left) on vocals and keyboard and Trevor Davis on vocals and acoustic guitar. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Winchester — Creating original music has never been a problem for Jordan McWhorter and Trevor Davis.

When the “soul folk” acoustic duo behind Dangerous Mood was preparing to record their first album, “Crossroads Dance,” one of the hardest tasks was narrowing down what they would use, said Davis, 26, of Winchester.

“We have so much original material that we wanted to include on ‘Crossroads Dance’ but had to cut it way back in order to get a story across,” he said.

The pair is pleased with the results and even happier to introduce it to the public with a CD release party at 9 p.m. Friday at 147 North, 147 N. Loudoun St. Admission is free.

The night will feature a guest appearance by country singer/songwriter Bryan Frazier.

Dangerous Mood’s CD is $10, but the album also is available online as a digital download for $7 at dangerousmoodmusic.com/music.

What helped narrow down the choices was wanting to feature “fun songs to perform live and some of our personal favorites,” said McWhorter, 25, of White Post.

Her two favorite songs are “Ghost” and “I See You,” both of which took little effort or time to write because they “just flowed out of my head,” she said.

“‘Ghost’ was especially fun to record in the studio because it is the type of song that gave me freedom to use some cool ideas I had and basically build the song into something more than it started as,” said McWhorter, a 2006 Sherando High School graduate.

The song is also a favorite for Davis, who likes the layering of harmonies and the feel of the song. “It’s a little different than some of our kind of bluesy music and could be interesting to see if more of our newer material leads in that direction.”

When she wrote the lyrics to “I See You,” McWhorter was thinking about her dog, Milton, “so it is really sentimental, a love song for my pup.”

Another song, “Change,” is the first song the pair wrote together, even before they formed Dangerous Mood, Davis said.

“It was a complete accident. I was messing around muting and strumming and slapping my guitar just to pass the time and Jordan said, ‘Hey, what is that?’ and we wrote the song that day,” he said.

Information

The duo Dangerous Mood will have a CD release party for its first album, “Crossroads Dance,” at 9 p.m. Friday at 147 North on the Loudoun Street Mall. Admission is free. The CD is $10.

For more information, go to dangerousmoodmusic.com.

— Contact Laura McFarland at lmcfarland@winchesterstar.com