Updated: Nov 28, 2018
“You come to a point where you realize that no one really gives a shit about your music.” Jesse Denaro says, laughing.
The Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter, who has been performing since he was twelve, is getting out of his own head with his forthcoming album. After years of trying to write music under the intense pressure that often accompanies attempts to emulate the artistic practices of others, This new record sees Denaro making the music he enjoys – because that’s what he loves to do.
“It sounds sad,” he continues, “but it’s almost freeing. No one’s waiting hand and foot for your music, so you can take your time and make sure that the product is good. I’ve just taken a lot of time in the past few years writing these songs, crafting them to make sure that what I put out is something I still want to play in twenty years.”
Concerning itself with the personal heartbreak of getting divorced less than a year ago and the subsequent dichotomy in his mental state – his desire to become a romanticized, travelling vagabond versus his yearning to find love and start a family – Denaro’s new album is hopeful in the midst of melancholy, switching between low-key songs and rollicking R&B that brings to mind Daniel Caesar or John Mayer. Truthful and transparent, Denaro’s authenticity shines through in his tuneful observations of good things falling apart in a mature endeavour that’s sure to foster strong connections with listeners.
Screams Media was given the chance to review this new single and definitely enjoyed the listen. This 4:23 minute song, starts out with a range of interesting background instrumentals, providing a synth-pop vibe until vocal content is introduced.
Jesse Denaro has a smokey and controlled voice that John Mayer fans would approve of. As the song progresses the tempo picks up and really gives the listener a feeling of power and passion as it nears the end. Overall the authentic lyrics are bound to stand out to people of all ages.
January 22nd // Allston, MA // O' Brien's Pub
January 24th // New York, NY // Arlene's Grocery
January 25th // Philadelphia, PA // The Barbary
January 26th // Washington, DC // The Velvet Lounge
January 28th // Richmond, VA // The Camel
January 30th // Asheville, NC // The Odditorium
January 31st // Atlanta, GA // Smith's Olde Bar
February 1st // Nashville, TN // The Cobra
February 3rd // Indianapolis, IN // Melody Inn
February 9th // Lakewood, OH // Mahall's
February 23rd // New York, NY // Rockwood Music Hall