This Danny L Harle article was written by Ben Malkin, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Fraisia Dunn.
Producer Danny L Harle mixes creativity with catchiness on EP ‘Broken Flowers’. On this release, Harle mainly sticks to his influences while adding a few personal touches to his music, keeping that ‘90s dance magic all the way.
The EP’s eponymous opener kicks things off in a way that lets the listener know what they’re in for. The beat is very danceable, and the synthesizers sparkle throughout as the female vocals repeat the infectious hook, continuously starting with “teardrops feel like showers”. A reprise of sorts appears in the EP’s final track ‘Awake For Hours’, repeating the lyrical patterns as the music gets a lot more wild and experimental.
The highlight of the EP is the song ‘Forever’, which serves mainly as a fitting throwback to ‘90s Eurodance, it is very reminiscent of older favourites like ‘Better Off Alone’ by Alice Deejay. The song frequents a similar vocal pattern while adding more and more to backdrop of the song, like really powerful chords, and incredible, vintage, old-school synthesizer melodies.
‘Without You’ is a little bit weaker, but still serves its purpose; it feels relevant to the rest of the EP, making sure the overall listen never gets truly boring. While the track itself has a few less interesting moments, it is still pretty exciting, just not as energetic as the surrounding songs.
‘Broken Flowers’ is a must listen for anyone that likes memorable, danceable and catchy music. The songs have a lot of mainstream credibility, redeeming many dance music qualities of old while keeping the overall sound fresh.