A rising star of the Middle East, with an increasingly global fanbase, Danny Aridi is set to release his latest track 'Wanderlust' this summer.
The Canadian/Lebanese singer has already made a big impression on the Middle East thanks to recent gigs alongside The Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Pink, Calvin Harris, Guns'n'Roses and more. His new single and stylish video shot on location in India is set to open the singer/songwriter up to an even bigger audience.
'I try to tell a story with every song,' says Danny on his latest release. '"Wanderlust" was written on one of my travels, and I tried to capture the feeling of leaving your routine and grabbing a one-way ticket to a distant place for the sake of being more adventurous and living in the moment.'
The 'Wanderlust' video brilliantly reflects that feeling, with Danny filmed on-location in India 'experiencing the local culture, getting lost and going on multiple adventures while writing the lyrics to the song.'
The 26-year-old artist moved to the UAE nearly two years ago and quickly adapted to life in the Middle East after studying in Canada for seven years. Deciding to give music his full-time attention, Danny has won support across the region including winning Virgin's 'Best Artist' competition and being named the UAE's Best Artist by What's On at their recent annual awards show. Alongside that, his track "Fool for You" was the most downloaded international track on Anghami, while "Solo" reached number #3 on the iTunes charts in Egypt and Jordan.
'My main goal as an artist is to create music that can relate to the audience on a personal level,' nods Danny on his song writing ambitions. 'I love to perform, regardless of the numbers. I've played at gigs where there are 13,000 people in the audience to gigs with 4 or 5 people in the audience. I give it my all regardless, if one person is singing along and feeling the words then I've done my job.'
Wanderlust will release on June 13 via Universal MENA