New York City-based darkwave artist Danny Blu has a new song out today called “Predator.” It’s a nice showcase of his pop and industrial sensibilities and how he deftly blends the two. He even tosses out some funky “hey”s and “oh”s that feel inspired by The Weeknd (I know Danny is a fan).
“Predator” premiered earlier this week at Post-punk.com, who described the track as “a celebratory song about (fingers crossed) a return back to the stage.” The site also revealed that a forthcoming album is on the way, though there’s no title or release date yet.
Danny Blu released his debut album, The Pale Horse, in mid-2020. Earlier this year, he followed that with a remix collection called The Pale Horse: Pandemonium that features remixes of his songs from a strong list of synthpop artists, including Ashbury Heights, Kanga, Grendel, Imperative Reaction, Black Nail Cabaret, and more. The Pale Horse: Pandemonium skyrocketed his profile in the dark music scene.
Ashbury Heights remixed one of Danny Blu’s biggest songs, “Paradise City,” and enjoyed the experience so much they wanted to work with him again. On their most recent track, “Cutscenes,” Danny Blu provides guest vocals and appears in the music video as a sexy bunny.
I’ve become rather smitten with Danny Blu. Last month he was a guest DJ on Communion After Dark and played a diverse set of tracks I love from Nuovo Testamento, Pixel Grip, The Weeknd, and others. In very charming interview segments, Danny talked about his experience being shaped by gay nightlife and the alternative underground scene, which very closely mirrors my own. I’m excited to see where his career takes him.