Artist: Danelle Sandoval
Based: Los Angeles
Stands out: Everything
If you like: Ellie Goulding
‘Hands’ is a new song on the electronic singer-songwriter scene by Danelle Sandoval.
‘Hands’ has a bit of an Allie X vibe in certain ways with it’s side chained soft square synths. We are really loving this sound and Danelle has some vocal similarities too Allie too.
The array of synthesisers, vocal samples and delicately EQ’d percussion combine together to make a cohesive piece of modern art. This song will appeal to anybody with a taste for chilled electro pop.
Sandoval is an artist who seeks out the authentic moments in music, and while her love of music was primed in the glossy world of LA, she was drawn to the experimental music scene in Toronto, Canada to create something truly representative of herself. With the help of Canadian producer French Braids, Sandoval has found what she had been searching for, boundless and authentic to herself and “Hands” was created in a way that was free without any rules.
“I was in a weird creative funk in LA. I kept going to sessions not knowing what to write or just didn’t connect with what I was writing about. I lived in LA practically all my life and at some point I started to feel a little jaded. It wasn’t until I wrote with French Braids in LA who was visiting from Toronto where things started to really click. From there, I made the most spontaneous decision of my life to semi-base myself in Toronto and split time between cities.”