With his new album Blue Butterfly out next month, it’s fair to say that Danny Zee is kicking off 2020 with the same passion for music and with the same energy and ambition he had and shared with the world in 2019. The album itself was recorded over a period of six months and is very much an audio diary/accompaniment to Danny’s experience of those months he spent in complete isolation while working on the collection. The result is a record which blends together several genres and addresses moments and issues so many can and will no doubt relate to including heartbreak. Before the album drops however comes his latest single “So Long, Goodbye”, which ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere.
Asked about the inspiration behind and creative process to the song, Danny says:
“I just let out everything on paper about what I felt when I was betrayed. The track followed through. But what really got to me was the transitions in the track. Though I’ve said goodbye, we conveyed the girl’s perspective through the eastern qawwali, the words of which translate to, ‘don’t turn your back on me and leave, my love. I’ll always be searching for and following your path. Just so I can see you one more time’. It was exactly the way things happened, I said I’m out, done, and she didn’t want me to go. We ended it there because I ended up staying.”