Dan Sharp is an underground Kiwi artist breaking through the New Zealand music scene. He is a moving songwriter and lyrical genius who writes authentic, honest and heartfelt songs. With a soulful and rich tone of voice, he has the potential to capture the hearts of many. Raised in the heart of Taupō, Sharp’s craft and talent is bound to find its way to the core of the music industry.
Sharp’s new single ‘The Way That You Used To’ was released on February 19, 2021. I first listened to this song on the Breakfast show in the early morning where Dan performed live. This was my first time listening to his music. After watching his performance and hearing his voice, I remember thinking “this song is simply a work of art”. I was left in complete awe with his breathtaking talent. This touching song showcases the power of his artistry and craft. It tells the story of a relationship slowly breaking away into an empty void. It speaks of a love that just wasn’t meant to be. My heartstrings were pulled as I registered the deep emotion layered within the lyrics. The melodic line of this song begins with a calm acoustic feel and gradually builds intensity as it progresses, finishing with a bittersweet ending. It is truly wondrous.
Dan Sharp is a hidden gem in Aotearoa, a Kiwi treasure that needs to be heard. If you haven’t listened to his new single, or the rest of his music, dig in and enjoy a rising, local talent.