New York’s Dante Palminteri has mastered the technique of creating relatable songs, detailing everyday life through fun, contagious sounds. His latest release “I Don’t Even Know You” is a shining example, narrating the excitement and "butterfly" feeling of falling for your crush despite truly knowing who they are.
The animated track comes to life through playful guitar melodies and vibrant instrumentation, showcasing Palminteri’s impressive falsetto vocals. You may recognize the name Palminteri from his father Chazz, who is an Academy Award-nominated actor. Following closely in his father’s footsteps, the young musician also acts in addition to writing, recording and performing live and has landed roles in "Orange Is the New Black," among others. Palminteri has spent years perfecting his sound and image, with the ultimate goal of crafting something that is completely his own. Battling with other people’s ideas and desires can be a challenging task, but the artist knew that he had to follow his own path. In a press release issued for the single, he confides, “Originality and being true to yourself is essential when making art in any form.” Palminteri has certainly established his own brand bursting with colorful soundscapes, buoyant energy and honest lyricism.