Even at the beginning of the pandemic, Danger Dan surprised us when he sat down at the piano for “pasta and toilet paper”. Well, a year later, there is more of the good stuff. While it seemed like Danger had Dan with the pre-single "All of this is covered by artistic freedom"Already shot most of the powder, the album of the same name manages to surprise. There are 11 varied songs on it, which convince both in terms of content and sound. Because even if the musician dares to write love songs, they have a twist so that they don't fall into kitsch despite the strings. Be it the eternal higher, faster, further comparison with the competition on the single market (“Nevertheless”) or the existence in view of one's own finiteness (“A good news”).
Danger Dan, political, sarcastic, private
In contrast to the pieces by numerous hip-hop colleagues, the biographical texts are not pompous self-congratulations either. “Ingloria Victoria” - a clever accounting with the old school and at the same time criticism of the restrictive school system or the extremely sensitive “sticky tape” give insights that can probably only work in this form on a piano album.
“I once had a rat, I don't have one anymoreDanger Dan - scotch tape
But I still have a scar on her wrist
My brother glued a gerbil with sticky tape
It didn't work, she went dead
But trying is okay
If I didn't know better
Then I glued myself
Tape from head to toe
You can at least try it. "
Of course, “This is all covered by artistic freedom” is not the only political piece. The happily arranged “The Terrible Book” shows the most abstruse events of the last year while “I beat up the sex tourists in Bangkok” describes exactly what the title describes. But here, too, there are a few surprises in terms of content. A common thread that runs through the entire plate and is certainly responsible for its success. “That is all covered by artistic freedom” moves far away from the clichés and expectations of the genre and comes out completely without dropouts. Only with “Start every day with a smile” should you turn the system a little quieter.
How Danger Dan will do live with this material will be shown on the upcoming tour, which has to be expanded again and again, as the rush has probably exceeded all expectations. There are still a few tickets left here.
Danger Dan on tour:
May 3rd, 2022 Leipzig, Conne Island
May 4th, 2022 Erlangen, E-Werk
05.05.2022 Vienna (Austria), Odeon
May 6th, 2022 Munich, Feierwerk
May 7th, 2022 Wiesbaden, Ringkirche
May 9th, 2022 Cologne, Luxor
May 10th, 2022 Hamburg, market hall
May 12th, 2022 Bremen, slaughterhouse
May 13, 2022 Hanover, Faust
May 14th, 2022 Dresden, Aunt Ju
May 25th, 2022 Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
October 3rd, 2022 Frankfurt am Main, Alte Oper
October 21, 2022 Leipzig, Felsenkeller
10/22/2022 Vienna (Austria), Volkstheater
October 23, 2022 Vienna (Austria), Volkstheater
October 25, 2022 Stuttgart, Mozart Hall
October 27, 2022 Hamburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
October 28, 2022 Hamburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
November 1st, 2022 Berlin, Admiralspalast
November 2nd, 2022 Berlin, Admiralspalast
November 3rd, 2022 Berlin, Admiralspalast
December 26th, 2022 Nuremberg, Meistersingerhalle
December 27, 2022 Düsseldorf, Tonhalle
December 29, 2022 Cologne, Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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