Readers of EQ Music Blog will know how much I love to discover new and emerging pop artists. After having the best night out at our own EQ Music Live gig last weekend in Dalston (Kudos to our main-man Raj for putting together another ace show). I could not be more eager to seek out even more hot pop talent to share with you. It just so happens I had a tip come in about an exciting singer/songwriter, DANIEL (Crossley). (I knew the name felt somewhat familiar to me. It is because DANIEL added some guest vocals on our EQ Music Artist, Mickey Taylor’s track “D**K“, which appears on the 2020 album “Surrender“. Produced by another EQ Music Artist Lostchild). The email sent in alerted me to the new track by DANIEL, called “Want Me Back“. Once getting my first listen in, I knew I had to get a post out as soon as I could, upon returning back home (to Ed Sheeran land aka Suffolk).
Here are some hot facts about DANIEL. He recently signed with, new LA-based, indie label SoCal Records. The debut EP “Introducing Daniel” is due to arrive in 2021 (meaning the release is pretty much imminent I would say). His inspirations include Freddie Mercury, Robyn, Michael Jackson and Tove Lo, to name a few.
The track “Want Me Back” is an empowering, buzzy electro-pop anthem teamed with emotive lyricism. Written about DANIEL’s feelings towards an ex. The track explains how he imagined bumping into the former lover post-break-up when he had worked through all of the messy trauma and come out the other side of it. As a better version of himself. Essentially in this narrative. He wants his ex to recognise he lost out big time. From now on he is only interested in looking for the kind of love he deserves and is worthy of.
The track is a banger. However, when seeking out the previous singles “Love Pill“, and “Nobody Knows My Name“. We get a broader look at the diverse musicality and beautifully nuanced musicianship of this talented, emerging pop force in the making. The music style pulls in various directions, but with this EDM infused pop jam, DANIEL indeed looks set to make an even bigger impression on the pop stage.
Catch DANIEL at Breaking Sound London (another emerging artist showcase) Venue: Cargo – Date: 3rd November 2021 (Ticket Info HERE).