Dvniel delivers an impressive, skyscraper vocal performance. Captivating, soulful and timeless.
“The timing of this song’s release definitely had a lot to do with our current state of affairs with the pandemic and stay in place orders” – Dvniel
Dvniel, welcome to VQS! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Behind “Dvniel” is the singer and songwriter and producer Daniel Capellaro who is an amalgamation of musical genres including Pop, R&B, Folk and Country. Born in New Jersey Daniel and his family moved every few years across the United States to places like New York, Tennessee, Virginia, and Philadelphia. Settling in Los Angeles, Daniel’s musical accomplishments include writing for and working with artists and bands such as Tonic, Lifehouse, Maxwell, P!nk, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and Boyz II Men. Daniel works internationally with Artists and Producers collaborating with Producers such as Emile Ghantous (Charlie Wilson Boyz II Men, Now United), Philip Arron (P!nk, Mary J. Blige) Steve Horner (2019 Academy Award Nominee “One Small Step”), The Chapters, Max Billion (Violet Skies, Mahalo, Jovani) and JBlu (Mrkts). Daniel is also the paternal nephew of Lee Ving, infamous lead singer and creator of the punk rock band FEAR. He’s written for Pitbull “Hope We Meet Again” off Pitbull’s platinum album Global Warming featuring Chris Brown, and Boyz II Men “As Long As I’m With You” off their album “Collide.” His musical collaborations also include work for/with hit maker Nasri Atweh (Magic!) Daniel is also the creator, songwriter and frontman for the pop crossover band “Chasing Trains.” “Lie to Me” was his first single off his debut solo project released the Summer of 2019 (Dvniel) and is a collaboration with Swedish Producer Max Billion. Daniel has amassed over half a million streams all organically and self marketed and promoted. Daniel has been collaborating with DJ’s Internationally such as his recent release with Lithuanian DJ Jovani “Half Life” and his upcoming release with Mike Perry and TobTok. He is both writing the songs and being the featured performer under “Dvniel” and has a series of singles being released this year.
“Growing up my family moved quite a bit and I always felt like we never would unpack our suitcases, awaiting the next chapter.” – Dvniel
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration for this song?
This is a cover song of John Denver‘s “Leaving on a Jet Plane“ – the song has always resonated with me. Growing up my family moved quite a bit and I always felt like we never would unpack our suitcases, awaiting the next chapter. My recording and releasing this song came about one of my great friends and writing and production team mates, Steve Horner sent me a track he had been working on. For some reason I kept hearing the chorus melody “I’m leaving on a Jet Plane” over and over again. I suggested to Steve that we try and make that melody work on top of the track and then re-work the verses to make it more of a pop arrangement. The timing of the songs release definitely has a lot to do with our current state of affairs with the pandemic and stay in place orders. We wanted to produce it so it felt more uplifting and might serve as a reminder that this soon will pass and there will be a time very soon when we can pack our bags and head out into a new adventure. This is also the first cover song I’ve ever released and at first, it felt like it was mainly geared for a TV synch placement, and yet it feels very timely in the moment which is what inspired me to release it now.
What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
I hope people will hear the hopefulness in this version of the song. I hope it can take them on a trip to somewhere they love or somewhere they miss. John Denver’s interpretation was that leaving was sad and we hoped to be able to spin that into being positive and uplifting.
What is your favorite part of the song?
I love the second verse and how it shifts the sentiment of the song into something big and positive. Steve’s strings and his brilliant production help create the largeness of space in which the song lives.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming shows?
I have a song called “Pink Lemonade” which should be out next month which is a super light and fun summer jam along with a series of singles dropping thereafter – many are collaborations with various DJs Internationally.
When you need hope and an empowering track, start streaming “Leaving on a Jet Plane” right here: