Dan Kenneth draws equally from both R&B and gospel music. As such, the Wilmington, Delaware singer’s influences are rooted not only in his current base, but his close-knit, faith-driven family. Kenneth’s local stint as part of The Vision would further prove invaluable, by adding elements of jazz to the mix in an unorthodox manner. However, it was his eventual partnership with Verdict Records songwriter and producer Rod Clemmons, which would, in turn, help him catalyze a vision of his own.
A solid highlight of the vision is found in “From the Heart,” the easy-listening, yet involved title track of his eponymous album. From the opening piano sequence, Kenneth’s silky vocals make a welcome entrance. The straightforward instrumental accompaniment that follows is a complementary factor in elevating his tonality, both in verse and chorus. Even in the song’s latter half, where Kenneth utilizes belted and falsetto stylings, the effect comes off as humble and controlled, rather than showy. Essentially, this total effort is, by all accounts, truly from the heart.
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