…something to say, DANI NASH – New Trend
by Walter Price
There’s a sweet spot in music not often explored or even talked about. In the post-disco era when Olivia Newton-John was still at full power, Bowie was catching his third wave and post-punk was just finding its legs. As acts like Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads, Berlin, and The J. Geils Band were all forging new scenes. And the new self-titled LP from Toronto drummer-in-demand turn phenomenal frontwoman Dani Nash is right in the middle of it all. And it’s accomplished dynamite!
All songs written by Nash and/or co-written with Peter Elkas and produced by both, this is a solid example of the past carving deep into the now. And with an album like this, it’s an absolute challenge to single out any one track as the go-to. But if you want to have a taste test before you dive in head first, check out “Fantasy”, “When I Run”, “Be Honest”, and the addictive lead single, “New Trend”.
All the tracks showcase Nash’s ability to navigate and change course as she wishes through New Wave, sax-laced rock, and glamour pop with ease. It’s truly uncanny how this pop-star-on-the-rise and the brilliant group of musicians accompanying her here are able to capture that era in music when everything was changing and artists were starting to feel free to go their own sonic way. This is a talented album and much-deserved kudos to all involved.
You can stream the full LP and see its glitzy retro-styled film for “New Trend”, directed and edited by Ryan Gullen and Mat Dunlap, now at the GTC.
Artist photo via YouTube
Dani Nash LP Players
Film directed, shot, and edited by Ryan Gullen and Mat Dunlap
Hair and makeup – Natalie Sweet
Grip/ Set Design – Steve “The Pooch” Puchalski
“Her [Nash] latest self-titled record captures confidence through a familiar nostalgia. It holds sophistication with well-developed pop songs, challenging the perception of modern music.” – bio