A month after releasing “Say No”, LA-raised, Toronto-based Danelle Sandoval returns with Hands – the second single from her forthcoming EP, “For Love”.
Born from Sandoval’s decision to move from LA to Toronto and subsequently working with local producer French Braids, Sandoval was able to refine and reignite her creative passion. On Hands, French Braids’ delicate instrumentation flutters, grasps, clutches, and seizes the melodious and mysterious traits of other flesh while Sandoval’s breathy vocals glide and drift with inviting embers.
Being from Toronto, it was cool to read what Sandoval had to say about the local scene, stating:
“I was in a weird creative funk in LA. I kept going to sessions not knowing what to write or just didn’t connect with what I was writing about. I lived in LA practically all my life and at some point, I started to feel a little jaded. It wasn’t until I wrote with French Braids in LA who was visiting from Toronto where things started to really click. From there, I made the most spontaneous decision of my life to semi-base myself in Toronto and split time between cities.”
It’s really cool because out here in Toronto, especially with Toronto producers, they really don’t mind being experimental or stepping out of the box. It’s the perfect match for my very LA pop-structured mindset with writing. Toronto is the place where I reconnected with myself and was able to found the artist in me again. To just be free, make whatever sound I wanted to and really write however I wanted to.”
Danelle Sandoval’s “For Love” EP is due next month.