So what makes Dannii Scott and his music so special? In a word, intimacy. His lyrics have the feel of a diary or a perceptive one-on-one chat, but with sharp, novelistic observations and references. The intimacy carries over to his direct, unaffected rapping and singing. While Dannii’s voice is carefully produced and placed in the mix, it often feels like he’s talking to you like a close friend, and the songs occasionally feature spoken-word passages that have that very conversational effect.
None of the above would work without the music’s brilliant lo-fi organic sounding production and minimal chill arrangements. The music flawlessly frames Dannii Scott’s voice and lyrics and never intrudes; long passages will feature just beats, bass and gentle guitar or atmospheric keys. That his intelligence and artistry extends well beyond smooth grooves and lyrical mantras is pretty obvious on the “Saudade” album.
Dannii Scott has an unmatched ability to communicate, intoxicate, and leave listeners wanting more. He dives deep into his mind recounting a series of tales that will captivate your attention. The sultriness of his music doesn’t jump out towards you, but rather pulls you into its world, slowly and steadily, where Dannii’s sentiments are stunningly articulated.
It’s clear that storytelling is a most important thing to Dannii Scott. Whilst most artists seemingly treat lyrics as an afterthought, a place to create loose rhymes, Dannii makes them a priority. His innate ability to create something universally relatable, while being personal and using micro-specific details, is his greatest talent. This lyricism gives his work a sense of honest ingenuity that’s hard to come by.
There is also sense of empathy that runs across his records, and that’s what makes Dannii Scott different from other modern-day artists. He breathes warmth and comfort into his music. In a year that has been full of troublesome twists and turns, there is something reassuring in listening to an artist that prioritizes a sense of inner calm. Dannii is a thoughtful and introspective voice for the new generation.
Dannii Scott stories are rooted in our primal senses and are brought to life through loosely slung rhythms which sway gently, capturing the moods and emotions of its creator. Danni is a placid, easygoing vocalist, but he always makes his point with swooning melodies that encourage the listener to uncover the gist of his words. Right now Dannii Scott’s music is offering up a glimpse of refreshing hope in a time of darkness, when we need it most.