Welsh born Danielle Lewis’ goal for her new EP ‘Live Forever’ released July 6th was clear. She wanted to create music that was honest and authentic, and yet she didn’t want to be an artist who was afraid to explore and innovate. Welcome ‘Live Forever’, the EP that so perfectly achieves these ambitions.
The EP is being released on the same day as the eponymous track ‘Live forever’. “Live Forever is achingly honest” remarks Cardiff based Danielle. “I have put my whole life into this record exploring a deeper side to my song writing and using this process to try and discover more about myself”. When listening to the track you can feel the raw emotion of the single, and this is a quality that only contributes to the Elysian nature of the single.
Super Furry Animals’ Cian Ciaran is currently producing a remix of Danielle’s title track ‘Live Forever’, and the amalgamation of Cian’s psychedelic rock vibe and Danielle’s hauntingly delicate vocals make for an extremely exciting collaboration.
“I wanted to evolve and flirt with different styles and present a deeper depth vocally and lyrically” responded Danielle when asked about the origins of the track. The song ebbs along lackadaisically, accompanied by a strong synth presence artful reverb and yet there is no denying who the real star of the show is. Danielle’s vocals hauntingly float around as though free from the confines of vocal range and breath control, traversing phrases with a delicacy rarely found in singers who possess vocal power as strong as she does.
The EP features other lead track ‘Lead Me to The Sea’, a single about the desire to travel with a guitar part that perfectly conjures up the sounds of rolling waves. It also includes additional standout tracks ‘Hollywood Sunshine’, a delicate and powerful nod to the 1950’s, ‘Pin up Lady’, an upbeat track with a pulsating acoustic vibe, and ‘Ace of Hearts’, the song that Danielle herself said was ‘the boldest and biggest swerve in direction for me’.
The EP in its entirety showcases a real versatility, no two songs sound the same owing to Danielle’s extensive vocal range and ability to adapt to different musical styles easily. ‘I feel I am leaving this EP as I hope to begin the next body of work, but I am leaving a door wide open ready for where I may go next time’ says Danielle when asked about the future, an answer that we should expect from an artist who prides herself on her desire to be constantly evolving and growing.
Produced by Secondson, Danielle respected his perfectionism and the intricate sophistication of his previous releases. “I feel the songs I wrote for Live Forever warranted his attention. His production has given my songs dignity, and our collaboration has strengthened my authenticity as a person and an artist.”
With her EP being released on July 6th and new music already in the pipeline, Danielle Lewis is ready to share her unique talent with the world, and we could not be more excited for her bewitchingly delicate debut.