Johnoy Danao’s Music Redefines Easy Listening
We’ve been longing to watch and listen to Johnoy Danao since we first heard his music in Mo Twister’s podcasts and the Good Times: Acoustic. We didn’t know Johnoy will be performing in Kina Grannis’ In Your Arms World Tour held in Teatrino last 08 Aug 2012 until we’ve seen his album displayed in Teatrino’s front door when we arrived. He opened the stage for Kina Grannis. We had a hard time deciding to cover the event or not because of the bad weather and flood that hit the country recently. He invited the audience to buy his album because the proceeds of it that night will be rewarded and will be given to Red Cross, his simple way of helping the flood victims and the needy as he deeply sympathized with the country’s recent tragedy.
He sang Dapithapon which is his first single in the album of the same title, narrated how he has written the song and telling that it’s a song about moving-on. “Pagbigyan” and “Ikaw at Ako” were mong the original songs he performed. He also sang “Yellow” and “Fix You,” covers from Coldplay and Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars.”
VerJube is a proud owner of Johnoy Danao’s music. Dapithapon has 12 tracks, an album blended with Johnoy’s songwriting prowess, original easy-listening sound and powerhouse collaborations. His passion for music is very notable in his performances and the album itself.
Songs in the album were written by Johnoy Danao and guitarist Sammy Asuncion. Other noteworthy musicians contributing to the album include bassist Louie Talan, drummer Wendell Garcia and percussionist Boy Garovillo, as well as Aia de Leon, Kat Agarrado and Assunta de Rossi, who provide guest vocals. Johnoy Danao’s music is an easy and satisfying serving of folk rock, its main ingredients being warm guitar riffs and cool vocals, as well as honest conversational lyrics over entrancing melodies. His songs, including the singles “Ulan” and “Ikaw At Ako” strongly radiate Filipino sentimentality, without being cheesy or formulaic. The soothing nature of the music goes perfectly with a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer on a rainy mid-afternoon. (courtesy of Dapithapon PR)
Heto ang “Ulan”, isa sa mga paborito kong kanta mula sa Dapithapon album ni Johnoy Danao. Video by johnoydanao.