Danny Blu, who is the lead singer of the New York-based alternative rock band Echo Black, was happily in the throes of a new relationship when he sat down to write his latest song.
The result is “Disappear,” a mid-tempo ballad with heartfelt lyrics that perfectly contrast against dramatic guitar shreds. The Huffington Post got an exclusive listen to the track, which can be heard below.
“Can you love me for tonight, so I can love you for forever? And if you bring me back to life, then it won’t matter if there’s heaven,” Blu sings in the track.
The singer-songwriter told HuffPost that “Disappear” reflects his own initial skepticism about love, eventually giving way to the realization that his relationship with his current boyfriend was “different, and real” compared to previous romances.
“I was looking for the right way to describe our relationship and how it came to be. So it means a lot to me,” he said. “I was definitely one of those people who had sort of settled on being alone for a long time, and that’s a hard place to be in, sometimes.”
It’s been a busy year for Echo Black, which formed in 2015. The debut of “Disappear” follows the September release of the video for “Chemicals,” which portrayed a same-sex relationship, via Billboard. In June, the men released a video for “Perfect,” featuring Telle Smith of The Word Alive, on Fuse.
In addition to Blu, Echo Black includes guitarist Felix Skiver, bassist Rob Gnarly and drummer Billy Long. Their performances are distinguished by glam clothing and theatrical make-up, so it’s not surprising that the men name Marilyn Manson, RuPaul and Johnny Cash among their many influences.
“I think what makes us stand out against our current contemporaries is our look paired with our sound. We look like we should be screaming, but we don’t,” Blu has said. “We look like we should be heavy rock, but we aren’t. We play pop/rock.”
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