Pop EP Release:
CALVERT - This Beautiful Life, Vol. 1
(Independent / January 17, 2019)
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Calvert's background in musical theatre lights up this fresh, fun EP, his second release, spotlighting his scintillating and expressive vocals. He offers a tantalizing - and too short - collection of accomplished pop in a variety of genres.
Please With a Cherry is a bouncy track with an irresistible groove and catchy lyrics (and sound effects!) In Heartbeat, he ventures into a classic keyboard-driven pop ballad, with a lush orchestral arrangement that highlights his vocals. He's got an impressive range, and a fluid quality that can be strident or soft.
Move On features acclaimed EDM artist Jonathan Mendelsohn of Reckless Wonder Music Publishing Company. Calvert's melodic vocals spin a tale about leaving the one you used to love over a hypnotic beat. It's a highlight of the album that ventures into a trippy and psychadelic vibe.
Wanna Be is a strong ballad in an anthemic mode, showcasing the high end of his range in a tragic love song. This Beautiful Life takes the romantic ballad to a more optimistic side. It's a radio friendly ode to the power of love.
Calvert's first recording, Kiss The Air (with Scot Alan,) achieved international buzz, with over a hundred thousand plays of the song in video form alone. Danny Calvert was already well known as a singer, largely due to his his previous credits including RENT and Altar Boys. Kiss The Air has been optioned twice by the television show So You Think You Can Dance. Previously, Calvert was a backup vocalist for Mariah Carey, Harry Connick Jr, Patti Labelle, Shoshana Bean, and Gloria Estefan. His voice can be heard singing jingles in commercials for cheapundies.com, and he's a member of the Grammy nominated gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices whom lent their voices for the film, The Greatest Showman. Not surprisingly, he's based in New York City.
Calvert toured the world as a member of The Broadway Boys. Their album debuted in the Top Ten on iTunes. He is an Ovation Award nominee and an LA Drama Critics Circle Award winner for Best Lead Performance. Here's hoping he'll be touring and/or releasing more polished pop soon.
1. Please With a Cherry
3. Move On (feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn)
4. Wanna Be
5. This Beautiful Life
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