In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are modern musicians who champion an art form that’s more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known quantity to skim through while we think about something else.
Hearing is easy, but listening is difficult. Welcome to “Why We Like It”, where we rebuke the trends in favor of thoughtful analysis and underknown sounds.
“Give Me Your Love” Ft. Bianca Sings — Dan DeCristofaro
How We Found It
A good love song deserves its praises because it reminds us of how much we appreciate the feeling when things get tough. Dan DeCristofaro comes into our SubmitHub inbox to remind us of that feeling. Crafting the track in Brooklyn with producer, Jeremey McDonald, Dan hopes to lift spirits and make smiles with this melodically rich song.
Why We Like It
Reassurance and trust are key aspects of a relationship — knowing your partner is always there for your heart, spirit, and mind — never letting them down with your love. Dan DeCristofaro sings his heart to let his admiration and appreciation for his splendid companion be known.
This track all started with a rolling electric piano riff. I set up a microphone, hit record, and the first thing I sang off the top of my head was the chorus. I usually write lyrics once the chords and melodies are put together, that way I can make sure the words match what I’m saying with the mood of the music. I thought this song was kind of nostalgic and happy, so I wrote it about being in love with your best friend, but still being hesitant to pursue them.” – Dan DeCristofaro for CentralSauce (2020)
I love a good love song. They’re the backbone of the most relatable of lyrical content. But for me, if any sentiment sung seems disingenuous I’m immediately turned off by the song. Dan doesn’t do that. His sentiment is so genuine that I just felt so warm inside, like flying on cloud 9 with him as he croons. The baseline and drums give a funky and hip feel to the production, almost nonchalantly as the track comes with a bit of distortion before just going into it. The horns sing just as high and made me feel like I was ascending with them as their love is sung to the heavens.
Vocally Dan is great by himself, but with the addition of Bianca Sings they’re creating a perfect harmony. Her voice is a bit more powerful while Dan’s is more carefree and heartfelt. They compliment each other well and have their greatest moments in the last minute of the song as their voices meld together with the guitar. Floating to paradise, they completely own the moment, and in that moment I soar till I’m in outer space with my significant other, hand in hand. It’s bliss and love travelling to that paradise whenever I press play.
From The Artist
I want people to think about someone they love. The person that they see as genuine and beautiful from the inside out. I wanted this song to be a little push for people to pursue that friend that really cares about them and evoke that relatable feeling of “why I don’t I just go after her/him, they’re my best friend and I’ll be so happy and loved”. I think it’s a reminder to see what’s important in relationships and also touches upon our nonsensical hesitancy towards things we know are good for us. I specifically didn’t mention anything about the physical and material connection because this song is about the REAL stuff, the stuff that lasts.” – Dan DeCristofaro for CentralSauce (2020)
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