Danny Fitch is making his name known with his explosive launch into the music industry. His timeless and retro-soul vibes bring a refreshing and lighthearted sound to the overwhelming noise of today. Blending vocal influences such as Adam Levine, Leon Bridges and John Mayer, Danny Fitch has curated an authentic sound of his own. Self proclaimed brown-eyed man singing blue-eyed soul, Danny’s vocal stylings and tone are reminiscent of the classic soul and R&B of the 1960’s and 70’s.
Making his debut, Danny Fitch released “Make Me Wait” and we can’t stop listening. An exciting single off of his much anticipated EP “Future Self”, Fitch delivers exactly as promised. Invigorating and rich horns flow freely throughout “Make Me Wait”, giving it just enough groove to have us toe-tapping along. Danny Fitch expertly recites poetry through his spectacular vocal register. With hints of acoustic-folk, this genre-bending single is surely on its way to the top! “Make Me Wait” is a quirky, sultry and overall easy listening anthem. It’s a song made for sunsets and long drives with the one you love. Sing and groove along to the smooth hypnotizing sounds of Danny’s vocals. Equipped with artistry beyond his years, Danny Fitch is the one to lookout for! We can’t wait to see what he delivers next.
Check out “Make Me Wait” here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Hi Danny! Welcome to BuzzMusic. Can you start by telling telling our readers more about yourself and how you got started in making music?
First and foremost, I am a singer. Growing up, I sang around the house, in the shower and in every choir and chorus my schools had to offer. In college, I sang in my acapella group, The University of Rochester Yellowjackets, and even made it onto The Sing-Off Season 3 singing solos in front of millions of people. After our 15 mins of fame was up, I realized that being ‘just a singer’ was never going to cut it for me, so I picked up the guitar, taught myself how to play, moved to LA, buckled down, and transitioned from a singer to a musician.
Who influenced you musically growing up? How has that helped shaped the artist you are today?
There was always music playing in my house growing up. My mom would play her beloved soul/ Motown records and my dad would play his favorite acoustic folk records. The music in my house was constantly shifting day-to-day, minute-to-minute, from The Temptations to Cat Stevens, from Marvin Gaye to James Taylor, from The Supremes to Simon and Garfunkel. I hear these influences shift day-to-day in my own writing as I go from writing horn parts for a new soulful track one day to solidifying finger-stylings for an acoustic ballad the next.
Tell us about your track “Make Me Wait”! What inspired it?
My debut single, "Make Me Wait" infuses a retro-soul vibe into the traditional singer-songwriter genre by rooting the chordal structure in major and minor 7th’s and accenting the melody line with rich 3-part horn counter melodies. This song came to me after I met someone who, for the first time in a long time, truly surprised me. She was different and confident and weird and goofy, I was absolutely IN. Now, having learned from past experiences that the quicker you burn, the quicker you burn out, I didn’t want to mess this one up so I pushed the slow game, hard. Did it ‘work out’ in the end? Listen to the full EP and find out...
When can we expect your EP “Future Self” to be released?
“Future Self” will be available to stream/ download everywhere on Friday, July 19th. With more music videos and singles planned on being released shortly afterwards.
What can listeners expect from this EP?
As my debut project, I wanted to give my audience the full range of my unique brand of soul/ motown roots mixed with acoustic-folk influences aka mom and dad. Some tracks groove with electric guitar and luscious horns, others emote with acoustic ballads and caressing strings, yet all of the tracks have a signature sound that binds them. I hope you all find something to connect to in my music and can’t wait to see you/ meet you at upcoming shows around Los Angeles and beyond.
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