'PICTURE THIS' - A NEW BEATBOX TRACK BY DANNY LADWA
As well as being the founding director of School of Beatbox, Danny Ladwa, is an avid songwriter and performer. He started writing lyrics at the age of 11 and has toured the globe as both a singer and a beatboxer.
He recently recorded and released a new track titled 'Picture This'. The song is highly lyrical as he expresses harsh realities and the effects of social media and technology on young people today.
Watch 'Picture This' Lyric Video...
Danny received Arts Council funding to spend time exploring sound frequencies and it was during this period of study that he found himself drawn to a very low tone of 40Hz. 40Hz is the type of frequency that you 'Feel' as much as you hear and there are various studies that have been undertaken around the effect that this frequency has on both animals and humans.
Danny said that he had an undoubtedly strong positive feeling when he listened to the tone of 40Hz so he got in his studio, recreated the tone and started to build 'Picture This' on top of it.
He beatboxed the beat, recorded lead and backing vocals, wrote the lyrics, played piano as well as a Korg MS20 synthesizer. Danny also wrote the string parts which he sent to his good friend and collaborator DeeLinde in Austria to play both cello and violin on the track.
The track was released on 22nd April 2022! You can stream / buy / download it as well as more of Danny Ladwa's music from here - https://linktr.ee/dannyladwa
PICTURE THIS (LYRICS)
LOOK OUT MY WINDOW I SEE STRESS
PEOPLE STRETCHING THEMSELVES, TORTUROUS
IT’S WRITTEN ALL OVER THE FACES
SOMEBODY TALK TO US
THEY’RE COMING TO CORNER US
I SEE IT IN MOST OF US
THERE’S AN ARMY OUT THERE WE DON’T SEE
THEY’RE PRESSURING, PUSHING AND PRESSING THE BUTTONS
INVESTING IN INFILTRATION
ENTERING UNDER THE SKIN
ATTACKING THE THOUGHT-WAVES
OUR DIGITAL FREEDOMS ARE IMPRISONING US
WHERE’S THE SUPPORT FOR THE LITTLE’UNS
FOR THE CHILDREN
SUICIDE’S UP, SO ARE PHOTO FILTERS
REALISE WHAT COULD BE EATING AWAY IN THE MIND OF A CHILD
WITH THEIR EYES ON A SCREEN, LOOKING CALM AND SERENE BUT
SUICIDES UP AND SO ARE PEOPLE THAT’D KILL FOR A BREAK
OUT THERE HUSTLING, FEELING THE COLD
TELL YOU MY STORY OR JUST WHAT I’VE BEEN TOLD
FED BY THE MEDIA
PEOPLE TOO READY TO GET VOCAL ON SOCIALS
IMMEDIATELY BROKEN DOWN
WHEN IT COMES TO THE REAL TALK, REAL LIFE
THIS DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT
YO MAN IS SHE ALRIGHT?
LOOKING INTO SPACE WITH A TEARY EYE
TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF LIFE.
SEARCHING FOR TRUTH
CLICK CLICK SCROLL DON’T SEE THE ABUSE
WHERE IS THE VISION? CHECK HOW MANY VIEWS
SCOPE IS ON US AND IT’S HARD TO REFUSE BEING A TARGET
AND IF THE WORLD IS A MARKET WE ARE THE PRODUCT
SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
THE LINE GETS BIGGER
YOU MIGHT CONSIDER
A BIRDS EYE VIEW ZOOM OUT ON THE PICTURE
BUT PICTURE THIS
THE YOUTH OF TODAY HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY
ABOUT BEING ON THE VICTIM LIST
QUESTIONING NOW LIKE A SEED IN THE GROUND
SO IT BLOOMS IN THE FUTURE
THE NEXT GENERATION COULD BE THE SUPERHEROES
THAT BRING THIS SPHERE HOPE
PASS DOWN THE BATON, TAP IN THE CODE
CYCLE OF LIFE ONE CIRCULAR ROAD
IF YOU CAN SEE HER PAIN, REACH OUT REACH OUT
IF YOU CAN SEE HER PAIN, REACH OUT REACH OUT REACH OUT
OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH
OH OH OH REACH OUT