It may seem improbable that Australian artist, Daniel Shaw, is already a veteran of the music scene at only 20-years old, but this is very much the case. Having released his first album, and touring in America and Europe, at the age of 12, Daniel has already outlasted many whom he considers influences such as Passenger and has been longer on the scene than Ed Sheeran. Don’t Leave Me Now is the pinnacle of his output so far, a heart-breakingly beautiful track with a stunning video to match, which has already garnered over 75,000 organic views. With Australia already conquered, Daniel has the world at his feet.
Daniel is no ordinary musician – whereas most singers who had released an album at just 12-years of age would have already burned out, he has grown into a talent which is impossible to ignore. Like his heroes, Billy Joel and Elton John, his proficiency on the piano gives the impression that the instrument has become a part of him – Don’t Leave Me Now feels like a waterfall of pent-up emotion, the track detailing the break-down of a doomed relationship. Filmed in an abandoned pool and yoga studio in Victoria, Australia the video was inspired by the idea of him sinking deep into his emotions, with the emptiness and minimalistic style assisting in illustrating his emotional journey throughout the song.
With not just an EP planned but also his first tour of the UK on the cards for next year, Daniel Shaw is destined to become a household name. Aged still only 20, his star is set to shine for many years yet.