From pop-rock Kiwi singer-songwriter Daniel Rata and acclaimed Danish producer John Gordon, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, comes a brand-new pop-song “Forever Us”.
The title-track from Daniel’s recently released third EP “Forever Us” combines his unique vocal style with the award-winning talents of John Gordon to create an uplifting and catchy tune with a fast tempo and vibrant guitar rhythm.
A favourite in Western Australia’s music scene, Kiwi born Daniel Rata’s journey to release his latest EP “Forever Us”, took him from Australia to London to Denmark and finally the US where he recorded with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.
During his time in Denmark Daniel co-wrote three European pop-styled tracks with acclaimed producer John Gordon: “Forever Us”, “Sunshine” and “Happy Endings”.
The track “Sunshine” is a collaboration with British Grammy-nominated producer John Ravenhall. Ravenhall works with some of the biggest names in the music industry: Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Rod Stewart and Van Morrison.
“Sunshine” was well received, profiled by L.A based A&R Worldwide, achieving radio airplay on rotation throughout the US.
Combining his unique experiences and collaborating with award-winning and renowned musicians who have worked and played with Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Michael Buble’ and Celine Dion, Daniel has delivered in the EP’s title song “Forever Us” a joyful melody with hopeful lyrics that builds to deliver a classic pop crescendo of a bright, easy-listening song. With a seamless transition between melodic verses to a powerful and audacious chorus “Forever Us” compels you to listen to it again and again.
To accompany the release of “Forever Us” a music video was produced in the laneways of Auckland City, New Zealand. It expresses the connectivity and common moving experience of heart-break and hope. To view the video click here.
John Gordon: Production
John Gordon & Sune Hånsbæk: Mix
HP Mastering: Mastering
Daniel Rata: Vocals & Songwriter
“Working with these amazing artists from around the world has helped me to open up my creativity. “Forever Us” is my expression of this journey and is a song of hope even when all seems lost.”
“Daniel Rata shows his bold vocal tones complimented by the slick strumming guitar of sunny tropical pop.”
Jackson Lavell, Music editor
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