First Listen: Shayla McDaniel wants someone to "Depend On"

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    (February 18, 2022) A singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN with two EPs under her belt, Shayla McDaniel is poised to make her mark in indie pop & soul with her latest single entitled "Depend On." 

    Driven by a pronounced and memorable drum and guitar lick, "Depend On" delivers a modern twist on a classic sound that compliments McDaniel's vocals perfectly.

    The song cleverly combines elements of pop, soul and rock, as it lyrically describes the type of stable person with whom most of us would want to have a relationship. And she straightforwardly delivers imagery that cuts to the heart of the matter.

    (February 18, 2022) A singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN with two EPs under her belt, Shayla McDaniel is poised to make her mark in indie pop & soul with her latest single entitled "Depend On." 

    Driven by a pronounced and memorable drum and guitar lick, "Depend On" delivers a modern twist on a classic sound that compliments McDaniel's vocals perfectly.

    The song cleverly combines elements of pop, soul and rock, as it lyrically describes the type of stable person with whom most of us would want to have a relationship. And she straightforwardly delivers imagery that cuts to the heart of the matter.

    McDaniel used a prior relationship as inspiration for the song. She says, “I was in a jam when someone bailed on me. I was thinking in the shower and trying to figure out what to do. I said to myself, ‘I want someone I can depend on, like the kick on the one’s and three’s.’ Then I was like, ‘Dang! This needs to be a song.’ I just sang the lines to see what melody came out, and it stuck.”

    While her full length album entitled Take Care is set for a February release, "Depend On" is a head-nodding leadoff song that will properly introduce Shayla McDaniel to multiple genres.

    By Keivu Knox

    Shayla McDaniel – “Depend On”

     
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