The rising star blesses his fans with some extra music this summer.
In an audacious move demonstrating his sophisticated artistic vision and love of music, Danny Arcane, the enigmatic singer-songwriter from both sides of the Atlantic, has captivated audiences once again with a double release that pushes boundaries and blurs genres.
Occupying a space between the nebulous realms of indie pop and rock, Arcane's music has grabbed listeners' attention with a unique sound that is often transparently introspective, making his music highly relatable. With each release sounding better and better, this talented artist shows no signs of slowing down, and we can't wait to see how far he will take it.
"You Don't Know Me," the music video feature on Arcane's new double release, has Arcane's signature familiarity infusion all over it. The intimately personal video for "You Don't Know Me" sees Arcane recreate old photos of himself as a child in the exact locations they were initially captured.
Combined with lyrics that speak out to those yearning to break from societal pressures in favor of forging their own path, "You Don't Know Me" is a powerful and moving release that will strike chords with listeners today.
"No Remorse," the song featured on Arcane's double release, is both Arcane's latest release and also one of his best. Danny describes "No Remorse" as a song for anyone who ever really craved something, then realized they didn't want it after finally obtaining it.
With energetic, upbeat vocals led by a hypnotizing guitar and drums, Arcane drops lyrics like "No remorse, I'm sorry though / Thought I knew what I didn't know /I like a chase, you got pace / Sorry that you were too slow." While "No Remorse" is a poignant reminder that sometimes we're more in love with the chase than the object of our affection, Arcane's musical performance is so captivating that it's easy to get swept up in the music. Well, when the music's this good, that's a good problem to have.
With his latest double release of "You Don't Know Me" and "No Remorse," Danny Arcane gave us some great new music for the rotation. Whenever you're ready, tap in and stream Arcane's "No Remorse," and check out his new video for "You Don't Know Me" as well, available now on all major streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Danny Arcane! We loved "No Remorse" and "You Don't Know Me"; they felt different, but they were great! We had to ask what inspired "No Remorse"? Were you drawing from personal experience?
I drew from personal experience when I wrote "No Remorse." There have been quite a few times in my life when I thought I wanted something, and then when I finally got it, I realized it didn't fulfill the part of me that I thought it would. There were a few jobs I thought were blessings that ended up being a nightmare, a few friendships I thought would enrich my life but ended up being toxic, and probably the primary influence which was chasing after a girl, only to realize I actually preferred the pursuit more than the girl in question. I liked the idea of her that I had created in my head, which wasn't actually the real her. At the end of the day, you can't have remorse for trying new things and meeting new people. It takes time to understand what you want as a person, and there will be some trial and error. You just have to hope you don't do too much damage when taking risks.
How did the idea for the "You Don't Know Me" music video come about? What was your favorite part of the creative process for that release?
The original idea came to me when I was creating a single artwork. I went to my parent's house and asked to look through all the old photos of me they had. I had them sprawled across the kitchen table. Looking at them, I realized how my life has changed over the years and just imagined telling my younger self everything that's happened. I pictured all the photos talking back, which sparked the initial idea. Over time more thoughts kept popping into my head. I saw a post about people recreating their childhood photos as adults. I loved the idea and decided to combine the ideas together along with some other influences, and the concept was made! My favorite part was definitely the recreating of the photos. Not only was it funny, but having to stage each photograph was challenging in the most fun way possible. It's hard to recreate yourself wrapped up like a burrito using a blanket or sitting in a laundry basket without laughing when you're double the size of the child version of you in the photo. My sister helped me direct the video, and we couldn't stop laughing during that whole process.
You mentioned splitting time between the UK and the US growing up. How did growing up in each environment influence you as a music artist, and are there any artists you particularly look up to?
It definitely influenced my music taste but in the best way possible. When I was in the UK, the music scene differed from the US and vice versa. Every time I moved, I would have to learn what everyone was listening to and what was trending on the radio. And then, once I felt comfortable, I would move again and have to learn a different genre that was on the rise or currently part of the scene. It was cool because I had cousins that introduced me to Grunge and other genres in America. Then another cousin would put me on to Drum & Bass or Britpop in the UK. So I really had the opportunity to be exposed to more music than if I had just lived in one country. As for artists I look up to, I'm a big fan of Jamie T and King Krule. They're artists with their own sound that people resonate with, and it sounds like they've always maintained their vision. I listen to a lot of Jimi Hendrix as well. Arctic Monkeys is another band that has been amazingly steady in their growth, and they are not afraid to continue to grow and develop their sound. I love their music.
What goals do you want to achieve through your music?
Through my music, my goal is really to build a community of people who are introspective and really just want to be part of something. I've always wanted to be part of something, and not sure if I'll ever find it, but I'm sure there are people out there who feel the same way I do. I want them to be able to connect with my music and feel they're a part of it. I want people to listen to my music and relive a memory, whether good or bad, to feel something or maybe even discover something about themselves. I want my music to be like the friend you never had, the one that gets you in a way that no one has. I'd also like to use my platform to spread awareness about type one diabetes I was diagnosed with over 10 years ago.
What's next for Danny Arcane? What are you excited about for the future, and is there anything you want to say to your fans?
I don't know what's next except for making more music, haha. I've been working on my technical playing ability and experimenting with new sounds. I just love making music and connecting with people who listen to it. I'm excited to continue building this community and want my fans to know you can contact me anytime to talk about life, music, and whatever! I have more new music coming soon and will focus on creating some unique visuals to accompany them. I'm very grateful for everyone who listens and watches, and I'm thankful for this opportunity!