Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Daniel McDonagh. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the vibes of his music.
The compositional style of this artist is very intriguing. The thing that struck me immediately is the hypnotic and magical vocal timbre, capable of speaking directly to the heart and soul of the listener.
In some moments the melodic line made me think of the Beatles even if in a more modern version.
The delicacy of the arrangements and the maniacal attention to every little detail make this sound stand out from the crowd.
Daniel McDonagh is a great singer-songwriter who seems to have a lot of compositional experience behind him as his songs are well structured and the chord progression is never predictable and banal.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Country Turning is Daniel McDonagh’s Single Out Now!
Magical and Refined!
Daniel McDonagh is a singer-songwriter & artist from the Garden of England.
Understandably then, his music is informed by the dramatic views outside his window and you’ll harvest a basket of acousticism, near mysticism and the general positivity from a bard who employs a more natural way of doing things. There is also a spirituality that comes with having that connection with the environment all around and the belief in the existence of something up on high too.
The debut EP ‘Toward Winter’ arrived in the summer of 2020 and included four tracks of cultured harmony. Things may have been taken slowly but the warm rewards in the tempered progression was clear. Assembled with the utmost of care this collection offered company for those times when the humans let you down. Take the Ian Brown like ‘Restless’ for example, which pours you a drink before laying on the loquacious schmooze. And that is really what you get with McDonagh, folk with a depth that James Yorkston has become synonymous with – all done with the minimal of noise and a swell of melody to brighten up those long northern European winter nights.
His debut album, ‘At Dusk My Heart’, is out later in 2022 but its direction has already been flagged by first single ‘Country Turning’. And it evokes something in the listener that goes well beyond superficial pleasure, all down to this bard’s understanding that music as an art form needs to have depth.