On working with KANGA, Danny Blu explains:
“I’ve been a KANGA fan for a while now and have had the pleasure of seeing her grow over the past few years. This has been a surreal experience. What she did to the record is above and beyond what I ever expected. I’m incredibly proud to have collaborated with such a talented and thorough artist.”
KANGA, a producer and musician from Los Angeles remixes the original club banger into an ethereal industrial duet, creating a tense and passionate lyrical dance between her and the song’s protagonist Danny Blu.
“I love the emotional story in the song and felt that it was relatable enough to open up the narrative while also retaining the visceral energy of the original track.”
The song is itself about anxiety, specifically social anxieties, and how Danny dealt with them, mostly with drugs and alcohol. It’s about seeking validation in all the wrong places such as social media, the wrong crowds, egomaniacs, and social vampires.
From a previous interview, Danny Blu gave more insight into the song:
“Writing this track, even through the difficult subject matter, was a dream,” Blu says. “I co-wrote this track, as I did all [of] my other solo tracks, with Walter Dicristina, who also produced the song. Walter is simply, without question, one of the most talented people I have ever met. Walt pushed me to a new place in terms of songwriting. The lyrics are raw and biographical. The personal nature of this track is exactly what I wanted to accomplish with my solo material. When I write with Echo Black, I represent four points of view. When I write for this project, I get to give you my heart. ‘White (K)night’ is something I’m scared to put out. Which is why I think it’s special.”
Follow Danny Blue
Photography is by Brian Brigantti
Please support Post-Punk.com! You can do so via: