• Dani Sylvia

The Secret Song Series

Every person who supports my music makes it possible for me to continue on this path, so I’m eternally grateful to you for your belief. There’s so much music to come…we have big old plans!

In the meantime we thought we’d treat you legends to some unheard demos, in a series called ’Secret Songs'. The first in line is a song called ‘Blue Friend’. I wrote this song with my incredible producer, Barney Cox who is an actual musical genius and we should bow down to him and feed him grapes.

I also happened to have some friends in the session that weekend (which was essentially just a big jam in my living room). These were: Dan Hutchinson who plays guitar like a wizard (he plays for Anne-Marie/Ella Eyre), Sam Skirrow who plays the bass sexier than sex (he plays for one of my faves Raleigh Ritchie plus people like Clean Bandit) and finally, Dre Hutchinson who is a badass drummer (so good he rocks them for Little Mix).

Essentially,  it was just me in a room with four ridiculously talented men (slut), so what did I do? Drank wine, and lots of it. Oh and wrote this song with them. We call it the ‘sad robot song’, because we envisioned the music video as a little animatronic human who is really...sad, just moving numbly through life. This feeds into the meaning. For me it is about those friends of ours who try their absolute best to be ‘fine’ at all times, however, the cracks are starting to show.

Personally, this is about some very close friends of mine who have struggled with suicidal thoughts. They are the most selfless and giving people I know, but often aren’t very kind to themselves. Sometimes the cracks begin to show and I can see their pain starting to seep through, no matter how hard they try to plaster over them. I wanted to write this song for them to say something along the lines of: “hey there bestest friend, I see you, don’t keep it all in, let’s talk and get through this together…and also you’re awesome and you’d better not be going anywhere because I don’t know what I’d do without ya”. I hope you enjoy it! To receive your copy of Blue Friend, sign up for free to our mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Also if you haven’t seen my latest video for ‘Mystery Mastery’ yet check it out here: https://youtu.be/e2uv27j79-s 

Massive hugs/kisses to you and thank you for walking this path with me. It’s going to be fun! :)


Dani xxx




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