The origin of Alberta-born, alternative/indie artist Danielle Dayton’s soulful voice and songwriting savvy is atypical. The tap dancer turned singer-songwriter has a unique relationship with music, rhythm and story. Her experiences as a dancer have shaped the style and groove of the music she creates, securing accolades from Alan Cross, DOMINIONATED and Great Dark Wonder. Her 2017 EP “Run” received an Edmonton Music Award nomination and her following singles “Spider Blues” and “Lady Luck” set in motion two Canadian tours from Vancouver Island to Toronto.
Danielle celebrates a recent sync placement and feature for her single, “Lady Luck” in a local Calgary documentary “Prairie Sound: Portrait of a Music Producer.” The track has also received radio play on NOW! Radio 102.3 as part of the Edmonton "Homegrown" series.
The young artist weaves vivid stories into her songs, accented by her deeply dark vocal timbre and soaring melodies. Her sound is akin to Elle King and Brandi Carlille, who happen to be her two music heroes.
Danielle’s latest single “I Can’t Lose You,” is a dark pop ballad with epic swelling strings, moody piano chords, driving acoustic guitar, and haunting vocal soundscapes. The song portrays a relationship in need of resuscitation. Love has vanished into a deep, dark forest and requires a signal fire in hopes to be found again.