1, 2, 3 – [Daniel Javan]

Over the past few months, I’ve become a massive fan of Daniel Javan. He just has this natural emotion within his voice that is always complemented by the incredible production he meticulously chooses and even though this isn’t the typical style of music I typically find myself listening to, he has made it a style that I definitely visit a lot more often than ever before. What’s even more insane is the fact that he’s only 17 years old which is something that you wouldn’t guess when tuning into any song he has released, but I think the maturity you hear in his offerings comes from his very vast and interesting international background.

I’ve mentioned it in some of the other articles I’ve written about him, but for those of you who don’t know, he has had a very storied young life, moving around and living in various countries around the world. Although this might’ve been tough on some people, he used it as an opportunity to truly get in touch with himself, and that strong identity is definitely abundant throughout his music. Most recently, Daniel decided to drop off a song entitled “1, 2, 3” with his friend and producer Chester Amor, and the results speak for themselves.

Opening up, there seem to be some almost cautiously optimistic strings of some sort that are met by some piano keys, tempo-setting percussion, and punchy drums that give a lively yet somehow relaxed feeling to the track. As he sings, his words are gentle yet confident as if to say that he’s not happy about something, but he knows what he has to do to change this discontent. In the hook, his delivery becomes much more powerful without getting too over the top and his lyrics are beyond catchy, creating a recipe for a song that’s going to get stuck deep in your brain for long after your first listen.

It’s hard to say which song of his is my favorite so far, but I do have to admit that it seems like his skills are getting sharper and he’s getting better with each additional release, so I can only imagine he’ll continue to build this strength up for the foreseeable future. As for many artists, it seems like the pandemic has put a halt to certain activities like music videos and performances, but according to some interviews I’ve seen with the young musician, he has some things planned for when the world opens back up, so you already know I can’t wait to see what he has in store. While I’ll be paying close attention to these things when they happen, make sure that you tune into his latest single “1, 2, 3” as soon as you get a chance.