DANNY HUGHES (DCPA) INTRODUCES 'KEEP YOUR EYES CLOSED'
Are you excited about the release of Keep Your Eyes Closed?
Hey and thanks for bringing me onto your channel! I’m very excited about the single, which is now featured in my new music video on YouTube -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcAg7BZHGqA . The track has resulted in a lot of cool opportunities for exposure, charted on iTunes and brought a whole new group of fans who are reaching out to me on social media! I can’t wait to follow up on the track in 2022 with the release of my next one - ‘Iconic Love’. How did the lyrics come about?
Marcia (MISHA) Sondeijker is the lead vocalist and wrote the lyrics. She is very keen on writing catchy songs which can be produced as electro pop tracks. We’ve been working together for several years and I picked up a handful of vocal toplines from her a couple years back. I’ve been producing them during times where my life is aligned with the message of those various lyrics, which inspires me to bring out certain vibes in the music.
Was it a difficult music making process?
This one was challenging; I wasn’t accustomed to making music with shorter lyrical structures. I focused a lot on channeling the energy of the instrumental track and working in a lot of different melodies and atmospheric sounds. I spent a lot of time trying different vocal arrangements until we were all happy with the resulting three minutes. What is your style of making music?
My style is very much controlled chaos during production. I’ll start a track from anywhere really, whether it’s the lead melody, beat, vocals, etc. Generally I use very basic sounds when making a first version, and start to upgrade the production along the way. Usually there is a component to the track that I want to really emphasize or build around. That component is generally something I haven’t used in prior productions or used subtly. For example, in 2022 I plan on using a lot more analog synthesizer sounds rather than the software-based ones.
What was the foundation of this single?
The vocal is the foundation to this one in my opinion. It’s meant for a wide audience, easy to remember and gave me a lot of inspiration for the instrumental parts. Arranging the vocal parts became a lengthy task in the production phase because there were a lot of other variations that sounded great too. What do you want fans to get from the single Keep Your Eyes Closed the MOST?
I want to inspire fans to move patiently and confidently toward their goals in the wake of adversity. It’s important to put yourself out there and work toward your vision without worrying what type of reactions you’ll get from other people. Could you leave us with your favorite lyrics to Keep Your Eyes Closed?
My favorite line is “No matter what they say to you, do to you, try to stay cool”. This resonates with me because it’s how I’ve always tried to handle adversity. I believe our co-existence is highly dependent on our ability to block out irrelevance and negativity. I believe how people respond to external influences is equally as important as how we act on our own.
Where do you connect most with your fans?
Fans can follow me on Instagram @dcpamusic to receive the most up to date content! Link included below. Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Apple Music are the most common places people listen, but there are a host of others below!