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Danica Bryant - Single Review: Ready To Bite

16 Oct 2021 // A review by Cathy Elizabeth

I'm loving this dynamic pop explosion from Danica Bryant! The rock edge is really working for you, girl! I may be a little biased, however, being a bit of a rock chick myself. Great hook, excellent production, this is a very commercial number that should certainly turn some heads and receive some well-deserved airplay.

Bryant clearly understands music and knows how to craft a good track, carefully working the space to formulate the structure and dynamics throughout. The intro is cool and captivating, the outro has clever impact, and everything in between is punchy and clean.

Ready To Bite’s slamming chorus showcases Bryant’s sassy vocal style, cutting and classic, and with plenty of ‘bite’.

Dropping into the bridge is floaty and spacious, with a modern, current feel; the classic pop elements creating just enough connection to the music we’ve grown up with and loved. It’s that familiarity which makes this track so relatable and palatable, and that’s what pop is all about. Bryant has 100% nailed it.

The final chorus is nothing short of fierce; a vibrant energy and strength emanating through the airwaves, a frequency of staunch determination, a celebration of inner power.

An excellent track from start to finish, and I’m super excited and happy for you. Congratulations, and well done on all your hard work and future success!

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Danica Bryant

“Deliciously sweet yet shockingly bitter” (Under The Radar), Danica Bryant is no ordinary songwriter. Born to the fruitful music scene in Napier, New Zealand, her songs cover intense topics such as adolescence, mental health, and young love. “All hard guitar and pain-filled howl” (The Hook NZ), this woman bites back.

Gigging from age twelve, Bryant's career ripened when Smokefree Rockquest awarded Dizzy the National APRA Lyric Award in 2018. The following year, Bryant won Play It Strange’s national 'Who Loves Who' contest, was a finalist in their Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition, and received mentorship from music legend Bic Runga.

After opening for Kiwi legends like Jason Kerrison and Paul Ubana Jones, Bryant was cherry picked to support Elton John on his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. The opportunity harvested her debut EP Cider with Tiny Triumph Recordings, as she moved to the big smoke in Wellington, New Zealand. Rounding out the year, Bryant took part in APRA's Songhubs course, writing and producing with major artists such as Matthew Young and Estère. Her 2021 single Heart Eyes debuted to immense fanfare with Radio New Zealand and set the stage for successful funding with NZ On Air that September.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Danica Bryant

Releases

Cider
Year: 2020
Type: EP

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