With stunning and soulful vocals, London based singer/songwriter Dani Sylvia is a brilliant songwriter, penning story telling lyrics and melodies with an honesty that pulls at every known emotion. Her debut Album ‘Tall Tales‘, a collection of beautifully constructed songs with great hooks, melodies and vocals, is planned for release this year. The album has almost been completed and final mixing and mastering will commence this month.
“A singer, composer and lyricist with an innately soulful vocal and an instinctive ability for storytelling, Dani Sylvia makes for an enthralling & captivating listen”
“Perfection Generation” originally featured on her “Monologues” EP but has now been completely re-worked and is now being released as the new single.
Dani explains the meaning behind Perfection Generation:-
“I wrote this song one day after scanning through everyone’s ‘perfect’ lives on Facebook and Instagram. I found myself comparing my life to everyone else’s in a negative way and feeling that everyone was having so much fun and constantly looking amazing! Meanwhile I was sat in my PJs with no makeup looking and feeling pretty lackluster. I realized that the entire concept is a lie. However, it is purely a natural human instinct to want to portray yourself and your life in the best way possible, even when things are falling apart behind the lens. The song is written in a tongue in cheek way from a self-absorbed and narcissistic perspective, which I think is something we all have inside of us to varying degrees. It saddens me that young girls and boys are growing up feeling the need to take the perfect selfie, relating how many ‘likes’ they get, to how valuable they are as humans or idealizing their relationships online (even if they are less than ideal). There is so much more beauty to be seen and experienced off-camera and so many more pressing issues to focus on. With this track I wanted to remind people that none of us are perfect and no one has it easy all the time. As a wise person once said; ‘comparison is the thief of joy’.
Listen to ‘Perfection Generation’ via Soundcloud:
After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Dani has worked tirelessly on her songwriting and performing skills. This has led to performances with an array of artists at some of the UK’s most prestigious music events with the wonderful Urban Voices Collective, resulting in appearances with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith at The Proms, Muse at the Olympic Closing Ceremony, Diversity for ‘Diversity Live’ ITV 1(lead vocals) & and most recently toured with Diversity on their massive Arena UK tour as one of their lead vocalists.
Dani has toured the UK with her band including supporting The Feeling and also performed alongside the band at the O2 Arena where they supported ELO. She recently headlined at The Bedford, Metropolis Studios, Zigfrid von Underbelly, Scala, Jazz Cafe, Home House, Bedroom Bar, etc.(& even supported Peter Andre at Newport’s Neon!). She supported Haley Reinhart at Islington O2 this month, headlined the Music For Mental Wealth Show at Gibson Showroom and has further dates at Notting Hill Arts Club, O2 Priority Lounge (Ed Sheeran Gig night) and then headlines The Bedford again!).
7 June Notting Hill Arts Club 7pm
22 June The O2 Priority Lounge 6.30pm
27 July The Bedford 9.45pm