Gather around the bon-fire, kids, Dane Kennedy is here to sing us a song. Originally from the suburbia sticks of Melbourne and now at Wagga, Dane Kennedy carries one soulful and mighty voice. When you hear his music, you know that this guy has a story to tell. A guy that’s got character. Reminds me much of the rootsy-bluesy-folky narrative songs.
Dane has recorded his debut single In My Mind. The subject matter is quite heavy – it goes into his brother’s suicide. Despite just being the acoustic sounds of his guitar and voice, the song really packs an emotional punch, lead mostly by powerful vocals that convey great emotion and soul. My favourite tones in his voice are the coarseness and grit when he reaches the higher notes that rival Matt Corby. Everyone loves a bit of husk. With all that power, he still sings as if so effortlessly.
Dane’s raw sound can be something that resonates and relates to a lot of people. He’s got some raw talent and an ability to story tell, affirmed by the traction he’s gotten in the triple j Unearthed charts. Check him out.
Also – bonus song cover: Skinny Love by Bon Iver. This guy was born to sing.
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