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D​.​A​.​R​.​L​.​I​.​N​.​G. (feat. Tolü Makay & Jamel Franklin)

by Danny G & the Major 7ths

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'D.A.R.L.I.N.G.' single feat. Tolü Makay & Jamel Franklin (Shy Mascot). Digital release on platforms July 31st, 2020. One day earlier here! All proceeds on Bandcamp (Pay what you like) go to MASI - www.masi.ie.

D.A.R.L.I.N.G. evokes the complex feelings of love and longing that are both strained and strengthened by distance. This song was written and recorded in isolation. Danny: "The genesis of this collaboration came from my group playing gigs with both Jamel (Shy Mascot) and Tolü, I was already a huge fan of both artists. I had the song's chorus and the beat - it gave me an early 2000's Neosoul vibe. Tolü and Jamel wrote their verses, the Major 7ths added their parts and the song came together really organically."

The music video was recorded by friends of the artists and represents their different reactions on a video call to a loved one in isolation. See if you can spot some familiar faces* among the 49 people (and 1 cat). Video to be released one week before, on July 24th.

Vocals - Danny Groenland, Tolü Makay, Jamel Franklin
Beats - Dennis Cassidy & Danny Groenland
Piano - Johnny Taylor
Bass - Graham Heaney

Produced and mixed by Ken McCabe, Wolfhound Sound
Mastered by Fergal Davis
Hipdrop Records 2020
ISRC: QZ-HNA-20-69471

lyrics

D.A.R.L.I.N.G
Feel just like a K.I.N.G.
I B.E.L.I.E.V.E
My only number O.N.E

Okay, come keep me company baby
You know I can’t stand the cold
Of this winter blues
That I just can’t comprehend
If I was to love you, would we stand a chance?
I dig this high chemistry darling
Cos baby I’m on cloud nine ‘cos of you, cos of you baby
Baby you’ve got my mind and my soul,
And my body too, it’s all for you
I’ll be the trees, you can be the wind,
Rocking night and day, back and forth, intertwined as we sway,
Ooh darling, it’s Y.O.U. and me

D.A.R.L.I.N.G
Feel just like a K.I.N.G.
I B.E.L.I.E.V.E
My only number O.N.E

You know I love you like cook food
Stew peas with the spinners
And the thyme twigs,
I'm talkin' good food
Already know I been hooked too
Chant ya name like Rufio, or a hook boo
Heart got Juxed too, robbed like crooks do
Keep me on my whole damn tip toe
I never been on that Hotep tip though
But you got me feelin' like Dr. Umar with the red eyes
Yes I'm, cuffin' in a Kufi just to hold that Miss though
King this, Queen that, really do we mean that
Just some similes that, signify
The feelin' I, get when we intertwine and combine
On the minds level, and we need that
Never play the bassline like that Flea cat
Max levels where we be at
You the prime numero uno, the O-N-E believe that

My D.A.R.L.I.N.G
Feel just like a K.I.N.G.
I B.E.L.I.E.V.E
My only number O.N.E

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released July 30, 2020
Written by Danny Groenland, Tolü Makay & Jamel Franklin

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Danny G & the Major 7ths Dublin, Ireland

Danny G is one of the founding fathers of Irish neo-soul. Debut Love Joints (2014) introduced a smooth, throwback album of personal songs & warm harmonies. With the help of producer Ken McCabe (Wolfhound Sound) the sound has evolved to become deeper, richer, more mature - evoking the classic neo-soul artists of the 2000s. ... more

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