Danah-Lee gets back in touch with her vulnerable new single and video Love Letter To A Friend — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Melancholy but soaring, Love Letter To A Friend beseeches a loved one to be understanding about the fact that the narrator has fallen out of contact. Featuring piano, a groovy-lite bassline, and elegant strings with some whimsical pizzicatos at the end, the song arrives from Danah-Lee’s newly released 2022 album, Made In The Image.
“In my humble opinion, the read/seen ability on messenger-type apps can be a double-edged sword,” Danah-Lee says. “Sometimes it’s not possible to respond, but the person on the other end might take this personally and start creating their own stories as to why the reader/receiver is not responding.”
Danah-Lee speaks from recent personal experience, having fallen ill during the summer of 2021 after a rare adverse reaction to a Covid-19 vaccine. She believes it was likely caused by an allergy to one of the ingredients, which had long-term effects over the span of eight months.
“During this time, I moved back in with my parents to care for me for three months,” she shares. “As I slowly returned to my own home and to the studios, I really struggled with responding to messages, and the only thing that kept me connected to any sort of sanity was creating music — especially this song.”
A big fan of the song I Love You by Climax Blues Band, Danah-Lee strove for a similar effect in the production of Love Letter To A Friend. The song’s groovy-but-tasteful bassline was supplied by bassist John Thomasson, the beautiful string arrangement by David N. Campbell, and drums/percussion by Glenn Welman.
Danah-Lee is a contemporary Christian/LGBTQ musician, producer, award-winning music educator, entrepreneur, and author. She was recently nominated for LouderThanTheMusic‘s Christian Album of the Year and the Impact Award at Ottawa’s Capital Music Awards. She has released three solo albums and two collaboration albums and has toured extensively throughout North America.