Fool For You by Danny Aridi, which was fittingly released on Valentines Day last week, is an upbeat song that’s cool, modern and fun. And yeah, we have it on repeat.
The Lebanese/Canadian songwriter and singer wrote and composed Fool For You himself – a talent that we find unique in today’s musical landscape. It’s also a craft that Danny takes seriously and we find refreshing along with his incredible work ethic.
Danny started out his music career wining a bunch of talent competitions when he first started out including Virgin Megastore’s Best Artist, which had more than 160 artists across the Mena region competing. He also won the Emerging Talent competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE was eventually signed with Universal Music MENA and has since built a loyal fan base on social media.
“When it comes to music, I learned everything by ear and online,” Danny told The Arab Edition when we asked him if he was ever formally trained, “if I like a song, it’s easy to find and learn the notes nowadays. Practice makes perfect, although I’m far from that. When it comes to music, you just never stop learning!”
Danny plays the guitar, piano, and harmonica all of which in way or another have added to his sound, which he describes as “pop music with a raw, folk, soft rock, and acoustic influence.”
From singing covers and letting us in on his live performances, some of which have included opening for pop superstars such as Pink, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony, Danny has been open about what it takes to create and preform music.
Song writing, Arab influences, Arab identity and the concept behind his latest music video, Danny spoke to The Arab Edition about all the elements that we think makes him a relevant artist that you should be listening to.