Canadian singer and songwriter Katie Tupper shares her new single "Danny." With her honeyed, warm vocal tones, the track effuses a clouded ambiance, offering a burst of lightness with its larger-than-life strings and swirling, gooey melodies.
A combination of neo-soul, indie and sprinkles of jazz inflections, the single is a cosy follow up to last year's "How Can I Get Your Love?" Offering a moment of reflection in its narrative of a breakup that haunts your next relationships, "Danny" is a sepia-toned delight of emotive serenity. Provocative in its emotions, Katie Tupper's lyricism cuts deep into the realities of relationship breakups and the freedoms to voice what you were thinking all along. Her sharp contrast with the harshness of her words — "your family never liked me, and I never liked them" — with her lush, serenading tones of pure joy is something that captivates listeners immediately.
“‘Danny’ is about the biggest breakup I've, thankfully, ever had to go through," explains Tupper. "I was with a guy for a handful of years, most of which I was just hoping that something would happen that would give me an excuse to break up with him. Turns out, when you're in a long term relationship and looking for a way out the entire time you build bad habits for all relationships to follow! Who would've thought! Danny is a reflection on that relationship, and asking how I’m supposed to move forward in my life with these poor habits stamped into my brain. The music video brought that idea to life in a colourful expedition for closure.”
"Danny" feels like an instant classic. A song that you can't shift from your mind for months because its elegant drum grooves and soulful narration engrains itself into your brain. Tupper's vocals are like a warming cup of coffee or hanging out with friends after time apart; the comfort it brings heavily outweighs the anxieties of everyday realities to leviate the darker moments in life. This track really does invite you to sink yourself into its gooeyness and enjoy its calming nature.