Golden Guitar finalist Dani Young has released two versions of her stunning new single Blaze, illustrating her versatility as a country artist.
A song where sadness and resilience combine to unwrap the damage from an emotionally abusive situation, Blaze has been a standout success at Young’s live gigs where countless women have expressed a deep personal connection with the lyrics.
“I was completely overwhelmed by people coming up to me after every show and sharing their own stories, or that of their daughters who they felt really needed to hear this song.” Young said.
“I have always believed I am a smart, strong and independent young woman, but toxic people can chip away at your wellbeing, and thinking you can handle it on your own is a mistake.”
The gut-wrenchingly vulnerable live acoustic version was recorded at Love Hertz Studios, while a country pop studio version was produced by Australian Idol winner Damien Leith and mixed by Shane Nicholson.
“I used to struggle to get the words out and performed through tears, but now I sing this song as a beacon of hope to other women that they’re not alone in their pain, that they can and will walk away a stronger person by standing up for themselves.”
Blaze (Live Acoustic) is available now across all digital platforms while Blaze (Studio Version) is exclusively available to radio ahead of its October 9 release.
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