Single review: DANIELLE MORGAN – Shy

DANIELLE MORGAN - Shy

Fatdan Productions [Release date 7.07.17]

You don’t have to be a Christian rocker to have an exclusive claim to focused, emotionally driven music, but I guess it helps.

Either way, Danielle Morgan delivers her music with passion and an effortless vocal range that it allows her to tap into the uplifting feel of a song that in its coda, re-iterates the barely believable titular message that this passionate narrator is an introvert.

Danielle Morgan clearly knows her core market, but she reaches further with a single that has cross genre appeal.

She’s a Brit school graduate who spent a decade working in Dubai, before returning to London to cut the impressive debut CD/EP ‘The Session’.

Recorded at Abbey Road some of the sheen from that cut seems to have rubbed off on the new Danielle and John Merrigan penned single.

Already featured as a Getreadytorock power play, ‘Shy’ is strong song with a vocal performance that shifts from a tentative opening to a full blown catchy hook that is a calling card to potential wider airplay.

‘Shy’ ticks many boxes, moving from the broadest AOR perspective to a Nashville influenced radio friendly chorus. It’s all framed by RealJonSmith’s polished production which provides the perfect context for her to soar over Jonathan Essick’s guitar parts and John Merrigan’s muscular drums to deliver her message: “I’ll be waiting for you”.

It’s a well crafted song that draws the listener into the narrative which at its apparent resolution, subtly drops down to deliver her heartfelt message.

‘Shy’ is potentially a cross genre song that will hold appeal to many diverse, but musically related radio play lists that place the emphasis on melody and narratives with a strong hook.  ***

Review by Pete Feenstra

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