Nashville-based married music duo, Dorothy Daniel and Ben Deberry, combined their passion for music to become The Danberrys in 2011. They found their rhythm in their debut EP, Company Store, and soon began grasping nominations and praise from the Independent MusicAwards. Becoming award-winning artists only further their determination in developing their own musical footing. After taking a break from music to allow life to flourish, The Danberrys make their official return with grittier, lyric-based music introduced in their latest single “The Mountain”.
“The Mountain” takes on New Orleans’s traditional second-line rhythm and blues, combining it with Daniel’s striking vocals. The single even features the recognizable sound of American songwriter Darrell Scott, who has collaborated with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, and Mary Gauthier. Combining the two, Daniel carries the lyrics effortlessly with Scott’s vocals adding a shadowy depth.
The Danberrys also showcase their songwriting skills with “The Mountain”. They explore destruction and how it transforms into a complex catalyst towards wisdom. They bring this message with a nearly delicate power, a duality in sound and meaning. It brings a complexity to the track beyond its instrumentation.
With “The Mountain”, The Danberrys officially introduce their upcoming third full-length album Shine, releasing May 8th. The record itself is a turning point for the duo and shows them taking a step back from the acoustic sound heard on their previous releases. Instead, they explore various pieces of roots music in a darker tone.
“The Mountain” certainly serves as a great debut for what’s to come. Next on board are more compelling singles, specifically the title track “Shine”, which drops in March.