Posted On 30 Apr 2018
Denny White is an inventive writer, producer and artist, hailing from the luminous desert valley of Hemet, California. Since moving to Los Angeles, White’s musical career propelled and he found himself playing along side notable acts such as Young the Giant and Dawes. White has collaborated with One Republic’s Brent Kutzle on his debut EP Colors in 2013. He has also penned songs for The Fray with Julia Michaels, Lukas Graham, and house legend, Tiesto among others.
Saturated in bluesy cinematic aesthetics, White is now taking listeners on a new voyage forging ahead with his latest solo project. The highly anticipated upcoming release entitled “Torn Up”, highlights White’s soulful vocals over layered melodic synths, driving sampled beats and futuristic textures. “Torn Up” is a unique sonic landscape without reservation. Taking a fresh delivery to the electro pop genre, White has crafted a vivid infectious song, embodying everything a hit single should be.
White finds his musical inspiration and creativity from becoming a new father and experiencing the reality of parenthood alongside his wife. White reveals, “It’s exciting and terrifying bringing a kid into this world and it’s brought new perspective to everything, whether it’s nostalgic feelings of when I was kid, or struggles with depression and how I need to be a better person for everyone around me”. These powerful and emotive feelings are portrayed within his dynamic and energetic music. Brimming with passion and life, White expresses what new fatherhood feels like through his intense soundscapes and heartfelt lyricism.
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Learn more about Denny White in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you?
Currently I’m sipping on a bourbon listening to masters of new tunes in the brisk Spokane, Washington.
How has 2018 gone for you so far?
2018 has gone really fast, so I’m trying to soak up all the moments. I’ve released a couple singles so far, produced a ton for other people, and travelled a bit, so no complaints!
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
Music was always apart of life growing up, so technically I’ve always been a musician. It wasn’t until my early twenties that I found out that it could be your job as well! My earliest musical memory is tinkering around on the piano of the first house I lived..
I always like to ask artists about where they came from and how that city or town has influenced them as an artist now. So how do you think your home has affected you and your music today?
Definitely, I grew up in a small city of Southern California called Hemet, as a kid I was aware the bubble we were trapped in, and knew as soon as I could get out I would. It was 45 minutes away from any major city, or freeway (which is rare for CA), and really insulated from Culture & what seemed to be real life. It’s effected my music probably most with themes of escapism & growing up feeling like the outsider.
How do you think being a new father will influence your music and who you are as an artist?
Becoming a new father has come with a vortex of of emotions, but overall they’ve propelled me to be a more caring, driven person. As an artist, it’s kept me in check, and driven to be someone my kids will be proud of and can look up too.
Let’s talk about your newest track, “Carried Away.” What was the inspiration for this song? How do you think it is different or similar to anything else you have worked on in the past? Do you have plans to make a music video for it anytime soon?
The vibe came from needing to escape the mundane norms of day to day life, but in a carefree light feeling.. It’s definitely a culmination of a lot of different things, from my days of being in random bands, playing piano in church, and even being influenced by friends from other Countries, like by buddy Michael Brun who’s an amazing Haitian artist. I just released a video for my last single “Torn Up”, so this ones up next hopefully!
When do you hope to release more new music and a full collection of new songs? Are you in a period of great inspiration these days? Have you been writing a lot of music lately?
My next single is coming out 5/4! I’ll be releasing singles leading up to an album this year. And yes I’m always writing, always looking for something compelling that causes me to want to keep creating.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
My influences are all over the map, I love Radiohead, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Vampire Weekend, then recently have been fanning out hard over Post Malone, and the new Portugal. the Man
What do you hope your fans take away from your music?
Hopefully they take away something that’s relatable to their life, whether the good, bad or ugly, and know that there’s a purpose for everything.