American actor Danny Lynch sings Filipino song “Crossroads” – Manila Bulletin
A captivating pop rock track called “Crossroads”, performed by American duo Danny Lynch Project, is actually written by Filipino songwriter Erasmo “Rusty” Mallillin.
The collaboration came about when band leader and singer-songwriter Danny Lynch from Pennsylvania and the London-based songwriter who has his own talent management group called ErasmoSTAR met online and brainstormed the idea of working on a song.
The track can be heard on YouTube via a performance video of the main recording of the song. Musically, it has the classic, melodic, studio-focused feel of the 80s, anchored to Danny’s full-bodied vocals and the high-recall guitar riffs of his pal Kevin Joela.
“When I heard the song, I immediately liked its vibe and message, so all we had to do was fit our personality into it and try it out,” hinted Lynch who has the originals. competent to brag, pointing out that the Filipino -The Written Track genuinely deserved his attention.
The song offers inspiring lines, from the opening “Every day we make a decision in life / To satisfy our feelings and emotions” to the chorus which states: “I am at a crossroads / Which road should I take ? / Is it so, or is it so? ”
Lynch is a gifted musician who sings, plays guitar, and plays drums with only his feet – the right for the bass drum, the left for the snare drum. He shared, “Doing it completely feels like a good workout and it gives me a certain sense of rhythm and timing.”
The Danny Lynch Project’s unique approach allows them to achieve that full band sound, whether it’s through lovable originals like “Broken Heart” and “Never Give Up On Us” or well-done covers, for example, their versions of “Love Me Two Times” by The Doors. “,” Last Kiss “by Wayne Cochran and” Folsom Prison Blues “by Johnny Cash. In a surprising move that belied their penchant for pure classics, they even covered A Great Big World’s 2013 release, “Say Something.”
“It is an honor for me to have my composition performed by a talented artist like Danny,” said Mallillin, who has long been based in Europe.
Rusty is the brother of Jun Mallillin who wrote the OPM classics “Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal” and “Dahil Mahal Kita”, both popularized by the Boyfriends group. He founded the talent management and entertainment production group ErasmoSTAR which mainly promotes Filipino artists at home and abroad through shows and recordings. Lately, it has spread to the very exploitation of artists of foreign races.
Lynch acknowledged that his first fights in life really inspired him to keep doing what he loves even in the midst of a pandemic. He said: “I come from the (housing) projects. I know what it’s like to struggle and I see music as therapy.
Both solo and as part of the aforementioned duo in tri-state areas in the United States, the hardworking singer revealed that he enjoys doing concert routines four days a week. He founded a production company, D-Lynch Productions LLC, which provides recording, videography and graphic design services.
“Crossroads” will be released on digital music platforms soon. While Danny and Rusty both chose not to look too far, this song may be the first of several collaborations that music lovers, especially Filipinos, should proudly check out.
Here is the link to the official Danny Lynch Project “Crossroads” music video: https://youtu.be/0iRJWCW8KcA
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