INTERVIEW: Danny Wright

Hi Danny, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello VENTS!, thanks for having me, I’m very good thank you. I’m feeling excited about having new music out!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “I Hate Everything”?

I Hate Everything is a song I wrote last year,  which originated from a guitar riff idea I was playing around with for a while. The song itself illustrates a personal perspective as well as that of some fans.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

The inspiration came from moments of self-loathing. I opened up a discussion about this feeling to find out if anyone else experienced the same feelings – I felt it would be universal. I subsequently had insight into young peoples’ own struggles which helped me to develop the track.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes there is a fun video planned for the release of this song! 🙂

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was a great experience. I worked with an old friend, Ben Samson from Lower Than Atlantis, at his new studio Sunnyhill Studios and I was so pleased with the result. It was wonderful having some input from somebody who had also been in touring bands. The writing process was completed by myself over time – I really liked the idea of using big musical dynamics for the track – hence the acoustic guitar to big electric guitars. I wanted the tone of the track to song fun and sarcastic!

What made you want to touch on these themes of mental health?

Ever since my first experience with cognitive therapy and my journey with my own mental health, I have wanted to be more open about it. It’s been a big help for me and I think by normalising the conversation on the subject it may empower and encourage others to seek help who otherwise, could be reluctant like I was.

This song in particular is written with an optimistic objective; although the lyrics appear pessimistic, the tone and the way the track is delivered makes us view the subject matter, talk about it and, ultimately, laugh at these moments of self loathing and insecurity. It makes us aware that everyone has these days and that it is okay to have them. But that, importantly, those days don’t need to define you nor how you go on to live out your day or life.

Was it easy for you to share your own personal experiences?

It was easier after I started therapy. Before then, I don’t think it was easy. But I now find it simpler talking more and more about it after putting my experiences in to my music and because of the instant connections of social media, I don’t mind explaining my songs or experiences to fans.

Does the new single mean we can expect any new material – how’s that coming along?

YES! I have more music ready to release which I’m super excited about getting out there!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

This single comes out 28th of Feb, and I plan to release further music after that date.

Any plans to hit the road?

Im currently on a support tour at the moment (February) but I also have my own Headline tour which will take place in July!

18th of July – Glasgow

25th of July – Manchester

26th of July – London

What else is happening next in Danny Wright’s world?

The plan is to put increasingly more music out – I am really proud of my new stuff. Also to play as many live shows as possible. The live show is where it all comes together for me so it will be great to see how the new songs resonate live. I will also continue my self development journey, it is one of my main pursuits and I hope to help break the stigma surrounding the subject of seeking help for yourself.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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