Listen: Dani Darling Shares New Song Stranger


Dani Darling’s “Stranger” will be included on her forthcoming debut EP Nocturne. She explains how the new single came from a different project initially: 

“Stranger’ was initially the start of a jazzy musical I planned to write with a friend. The idea was to create a modern version of a jazz standard like Cole Porter or Gershwin; something Nat King Cole would sing. It started with exploring the concept of growing apart from someone you were once very close to and ‘Stranger’ was the first (and only) song I wrote for that project; it kind of took on a life of its own. It was the result of a live recording in one take.”

The Michigan-based singer-songwriter cites Billie Holiday and Aaliyah as two of the people to influence her sound of experimental jazz and R&B. 

“Stranger” is available on all digital platforms.