Melbourne’s Danika has shared gorgeous version of “For Me”, “If You Call My Name”, and “Old Man” for the latest instalment of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home following a couple of years year which have seen live shows become a rarity.
If you’ve not heard the name Danika just yet, there’s a good chance that her music has been a part of your life for far longer than you might realise. Having been named a finalist for triple j’s Unearthed High competition back in 2011 at the age of 16, Danika ultimately turned down a record deal to embark upon the somewhat nomadic existence that took her from New South Wales’ Northern Rivers down to Melbourne.
Having performed as a backing vocalist for future jazz collective 30/70, a collaboration with Grammy award nominated producer Nick Herrera saw Danika unveil her debut single, “Suit of Armour”, back in 2019. Since then, her career has snowballed, with more singles ultimately resulting in the release of her When Love Comes EP via Endless Recordings just last month.
A seasoned performer who blends a mesmerising mix of indie-folk with influences of jazz and soul, Danika has fast become a favourite for many, with her acclaimed debut EP winning fans all over the world.
Now, Danika has donated some of her time to unveil a trio of stunning selections from the EP for the latest edition of our ‘In My Room’ series.
Filmed by Xander Sanbrook, the three-song set sees Danika fittingly performing from her room, with dim lights increasing the intimate nature of her acoustic performance. “I hope it makes you feel something,” Danika implores before kicking off “For Me”, allowing her stunning voice flow out against deftly-plucked nylon strings.
Continuing with EP opener ““If You Call My Name”, Danika continues her ‘campfire gig’, before wrapping things up with “Old Man”, a track that she explains is one that she hopes will help others who see their own situations reflected in the lyrics.
“I don’t have a very thriving relationship with my dad, and I think a lot of people are in a similar situation,” she explains. “So I guess so if there was anything to encourage me to put music out like this it’s just for people who feel similar to me.”
Check out Danika’s performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, her new EP, When Love Comes, was released last month via Endless Recordings.