Danny Wright – Staying In (New Music)

I love this song, and the story behind how it got here. Danny Wright is a London singer-songwriter, formerly the frontman of touring rock bands DissolvedIN and We Are Lost Boys.

“Staying In” is Danny’s debut single, and with this track it feels like we are being allowed into his mind. He’s self-deprecating and judging how he is living his life. Lyrically noting to himself about the life experience he is moving through, in all its mundane and not-enough-ness glory.

“Procrastination, self-stimulation, instant gratification, I’m self medicating.
Therapist recommending more meditating, wasted education I need more admiration”

Danny has shared that the song is about his anxiety and ‘crippling ambition’. Boy, do I love that phrase. The lyrical glances toward dreams and playing it all out in his head (with life being so very different to the fantasy) are also far too relatable for this dreamer.

Danny shared that he had struggled with his writing, feeling blocked with it. He ended up having an extreme anxiety attack, requiring a visit to A+E, leading to him having therapy sessions. Of the sessions, Danny says that it was “one of the best things I ever did. In those sessions, I learned a lot about my behaviours, my habits and my demons.”

In the aftermath of his therapy, he managed to finish his songs, including “Staying In”. It’s a beautiful track, mostly just Danny and guitar and you can feel the weight of his pining for something more, yet also feeling stuck with how to bring that to life. Looking forward to hearing more from Danny if “Staying In” is anything to go by.

Danny will be playing live shows in support of the “Staying In”. For more info, head to facebook.com/dannywrightuk

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Lyrics:

Wasted my day waking up at 4pm, is this the life that I’ve been dreaming of?
Pull back the blinds and the sunlight burns my eyes, here we go with another daily grind
so much to get through, I know what! I’ll start it in a minute or two
Lay back in bed reminisce instead, lets plan it all in my head

Procrastination, self-stimulation, instant gratification, I’m self medicating.
Therapist recommending more meditating, wasted education I need more admiration

Chorus
And I, I dont want to bother with today
I pretty much missed it anyway
Might aswell stay in
x2

Post Chorus
oooooooo Im staying in

Come dine with me repeated on channel 3, I watch it because I’m feeling hungry
I try and shift the mood so I order Chinese food I said “fuck it, just keep the change dude”

Finance situation spent of dedication,
dreams of Wembley stadium and my name carved in the pavement

Chorus
And I, I dont want to bother with today
I pretty much missed it anyway
Might aswell stay in
x2

Post Chorus
oooooooo Im staying in x2

Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it.

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