BIG STIR RECORDS is proud to announce the upcoming release of the new album from KAI DANZBERG: Not Only Sunshine. CDs will ship on or before the release date of February 1!
KAI DANZBERG emerged to take the pop world by storm in 2018 with his self-produced album Pop Up Radio. Hailing from Hanover, Germany, Danzberg, who's only 25, wowed critics and listeners alike with his firm grasp of songcraft and studio technique, drawing sonic comparisons to legends like ELO while presenting a fresh take on classic pop. Danzberg has been honing his craft since age 4, starting on drums and joining a German punk band by age 12. Around the same time, he taught himself guitar and took a deep dive into vintage sounds of Queen, Jellyfish, Chris Rainbow and of course The Beatles. Those influences shaped Pop Up Radio into the ambitious, hook-filled concoction that captured ears everywhere.
The album is still garnering “Best of 2018” nods across the global pop community and Danzberg has wasted no time in crafting a followup. Drawing on the assistance of some noted peers and heroes (luminaries like DANA COUNTRYMAN, DAVID MYHR, LISA MYCHOLS and ROGER MANNING JR. of Danzberg's beloved JELLYFISH), Kai has delivered a second melodic opus barely one year after the last. Everything here, from the giddily orchestrated “My Beautiful Day” and the title track to the swinging rocker “Let Me Know” and moodier excursions like “Where Can I Sleep” and “Lonely” will more than satisfy the faithful and doubtless convert those new to Danzberg's catalog.
“The album is called Not Only Sunshine, and it has different themes,” Danzberg explains. “Some are love songs, some are just happy or aggressive. I chose the title because it means that not everything turns good in your life... sometimes you need to go through stuff. But it also contains a lot of sunshine melodies and good-vibe songs!”
In addition to Not Only Sunshine, the prior release Pop Up Radio and the Digital Singles “Let Me Know” and the holiday-themed “If Santa” are available at the Big Stir Records website, and earlier singles and collections can be found at Danzberg's Bandcamp site.
1. Not Only Sunshine
2. My Beautiful Day (featuring Dana Countryman)
3. Nothing In My Head (featuring David Myhr)
4. Turn Away (featuring Roger Joseph Manning Jr.)
7. Reach You Somehow
8. Empty Room (featuring Johann Danzberg)
9. Where Can I Sleep
10. Your Shiny Eyes
11. Let Me Know (featuring Lisa Mychols)
12. If She Only Knew
13. Not Only Sunshine (Reprise)