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Daniel J Dunn Unveils Debut Single 'I Don't Need U' featuring Mark Haze: A Tale of Liberation and Self-Discovery

Daniel J Dunn Unveils Debut Single 'I Don't Need U' featuring Mark Haze: A Tale of Liberation and Self-Discovery

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By Underground Press

Published Friday, 09 February 2024 08:26

Launching his musical odyssey from the vibrant city of Cape Town, the budding talent Daniel J Dunn unveils his inaugural single, 'I Don't Need U,' on all platforms on Friday, 9th February. This dynamic collaboration with the seasoned musician Mark Haze, despite Daniel's youthful age of 17, showcases a genre-blurring fusion of Pop, R&B, Trap, and even Rock. It not only presents a mature and soulful sound but also guarantees a captivating experience that grabs the audience's attention from the opening notes. The song transcends traditional genres and broadens its appeal with the Santana-like guitar prowess provided by the seasoned musician Mark Haze, promising an electrifying sonic journey for listeners.

Born into a family with a deep musical connection, Daniel's journey into the world of music began early, inspired by his father's musical prowess. His distinctive voice, shaped through years in choirs, now stands as the hallmark of his musical style. Influenced by artists such as Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, and Melanie Martinez, Daniel weaves a tapestry of diverse sounds and emotions in his music.

'I Don't Need U' is more than just a debut; it's a testament to Daniel's artistry and a powerful message of breaking free from toxic relationships, self-love, and finding joy within. Collaborating with South African rock legend Mark Haze, Daniel's single is a harmonious blend of soul-stirring melodies and impactful lyrics.

Daniel's journey into the music scene began on platforms like YouTube and TikTok, where he honed his craft and even caught the attention of stars like Sabrina Carpenter with this content. With a rapidly growing fan base, Daniel's heartfelt music is poised to resonate with a broad audience.

The single marks the beginning of an exhilarating musical odyssey for Daniel. He invites music lovers to join him on this transformative journey, promising a musical experience that goes beyond entertainment. Daniel assures that his music will make a difference, offering solace, strength, and melodies that speak to the soul.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind 'I Don't Need U,' Daniel shares, "The song revolves around the theme of emerging from a toxic relationship, realising one's self-worth, cultivating newfound independence, and embracing a transformed identity post-relationship. It emphasises the recognition that romantic partners are not essential for feeling loved or experiencing enjoyment; one can find fulfilment within oneself and must prioritise self-care."

"I wrote this song on October 25th, 2022. Moments before, I had sought advice from a friend on how to write a song. Following their guidance, I selected a beat, hit record, and experimented with melodies until I discovered the right one. Words naturally flowed, and a clear vision emerged. This song marks my inaugural venture into songwriting and the music world."

"The recording experience was incredibly enriching, considering it was my first time using professional equipment. Working with Mark Haze was a delight. His expertise and ease made the process comfortable for me. We dedicated a few hours to recording, and remarkably, we completed all the recording in a single day."


As 'I Don't Need U' hits the airwaves, Daniel J Dunn invites the world to witness the rise of a promising artist and let the music carry them on this remarkable journey.

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>> Tuesday, 06 February 2024 08:37

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Daniel J. Dunn

Daniel J Dunn

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About Daniel J. Dunn

Dunn is a young, budding artist hailing from the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa.
Music has been the very essence of my existence. With a unique blend of pop, R&B, and trap, my music is a fusion of soulful melodies and captivating beats.


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