Daniel Merriweather

FRESH: ‘Paradise’ – Daniel Merriweather

Daniel Merriweather returns to “Paradise”

Today, Australian artist Daniel Merriweather releases brand new solo material with his incredible new single “Paradise”. After a time away from the limelight since his last solo record, Daniel has been working on a collection of new tracks and the first of which, “Paradise”, is the perfect introduction into the new iteration of Daniel’s sound. The single, which shows off his incredible vocal. And with additional production by Kwes (Loyle Carner, Pusha T, Bobby Womack) it pushes the soundtrack into a soulful, jazz-leaning world but with an edge that keeps it firmly relevant.

On the content of the track, Daniel explains; “I was in Hollywood living out of my car and things weren’t going so well. Every night I would pretend I was living in paradise, I would pretend that I was happy and in love; I would do anything to make myself feel this way. None of it was real though; honestly it was hell. So one day I found the strength to break free. This song is about that strength”. A newly announced show at Omeara in London is on sale now and comes after a residency at Laylow in Maida Vale, London in November last year. Tickets are on pre-sale from 10am Wednesday 5th February, with tickets on general sale Thursday 6th at 10am.

Alongside releasing his platinum selling, critically acclaimed debut album “Love & War”, which reached No.2 in the UK Charts, Daniel is a busy collaborator and has worked with some of the biggest names in pop. Initially working with Mark Ronson on his reworks album “Version”, appearing on a cover of The Smiths classic “Stop Me”, Daniel recently worked with Ronson and producer Diplo on their Silk City project, appeared on the track “Only Can Get Better”. He performed at the Brits in 2009 with Ronson, Amy Winehouse and Adele; with Adele also featuring on his debut album on the track “Water And A Flame” alongside Wale who featured on the UK top 5 single “Change”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!