Dan Miraldi is the definition of prolific. In his solo career alone, the New York-based and Cleveland-born singer and songwriter has released four full-length albums and eight EPs. 2022 finds him unveiling his fifth full-length, affectionately titled, Radio Friendly Darling. Its first single, “Room For 2,” arrives on digital music sites Thursday, April 28th.
“Room For 2” is an infectious banger showcasing Miraldi’s knack for writing great melodies and arranging joyful harmonies. He explains: “We have all been through a lot these last few years. I just wanted to make something joyful. With this album there are some tender moments of reflection, but mainly I wanted to rock – big guitars, big harmonies. Let’s do this! For “Room For 2,” I was trying to capture the uplifting feeling of a great first date and the feeling of possibilities.” In “Room For 2” specifically, one can hear a unique mesh of influences – Blondie, the Strokes and ELO – harmoniously and uniquely sewn together over a dance rock beat and punkish bass line. Overall the track is an appealing teaser of what is in store with Radio Friendly Darling.
After years of songwriting, recording and DIY van tours, Dan Miraldi is a musical journeyman who can already look back on an adventure-filled career. Best known for his power-pop and retro rock-inspired works, the two-time John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist has shared show bills with an eclectic bunch of performers such as J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Nelly, Wiz Khalifa, the Wailers, Wild Feathers, the Trews, Wally Bryson of the Raspberries, Beatle offspring James McCartney, Family of the Year, Welshly Arms, Ari Hest, Blackalicious, the Cool Kids, Fiery Furnaces, and even Wang Chung. “I Iove making music and performing. It’s something I need to do and I don’t know how to stop. I keep pressing on and hope that the best is still to come.”