Danny McCrum has released the second single from his upcoming album Hustle Bustle. (Album expected September 2019)
The song is called ‘Don’t Be Late’ and serves as both a warning and a comfort. The lyrics are poetic and open to interpretation, but clearly send a message of urgency. An urgency to treat each other better and make better decisions as a society. Then, as a possible antidote to those who might feel overwhelmed by current events, the chorus offers encouragement: 'Don’t be late, don’t lose faith, don’t be changed, don’t be erased.’
On a musical level the song is rich with melodies and groove, layered with harmonies, offset by unconventional drum patterns and held together by a strong and concise bass line. Yet again Danny delivers a well-crafted song with accessible hooks, poignant emotion and an upbeat feel. The accompanying music video is another example of Danny’s inclination to pave his own road. The video is unconventional, dark and suspenseful.
Danny is a respected figure in the New Zealand music scene. He’s worked as an original artist and session musician for many years, having played for and supported many top New Zealand and international acts including Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer, John Butler Trio, Jeff Beck, Norah Jones, Jimmy Barnes, Simple Minds, Alex Burke (US), Lizzie Marvelly, Magnolia Memoir (US), Vann Dizon, Georgia Lines, Phil Edwards Band, the Michael Jackson tribute show 'King Of Pop, The Legend Continues’ and AutoMatic 80s. Danny co-hosts the podcast series Don’t Give Up Your Day Job where they talk to creative professionals about their experiences in the entertainment business.
Hustle Bustle will be Danny’s fourth album. Don’t Be Late is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and most other streaming platforms.
"Danny has created a beautiful album of finely-tuned, soul-searching, gut-wrenching rock songs that just drip with mojo and lessons learned! Bang your drum, McCrum!" Tommy Emmanuel
“Fave tracks Full Speed Ahead and Mine All Mine… your guitar playing is killer!” Greg Johnson
“Danny has managed to craft a collection of songs that demonstrate musicality mixed with pop-esque sensibilities that is not often seen.” Bobby Kennedy (Opshop)
Danny is endorsed by Rockbox Pedals and Chris Campbell Guitars.