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Singles Club

Recapping Recent Singles from Suchii and Daniel Young


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Three songs—two acts. Today's featured artists are different in many respects, but united in offering quality across two very different genres. This week, we'll check in with songwriter Daniel Young, found in a collaborative, ambient mindset, as well as new Salt Lake City pop/R&B artist Suchii.

Suchi, "Pit a Pat"
While Audio Inn's house producer Rowan Stigner added his studio expertise to the production, the rest of "Pit a Pat" is all Suchii, be it "the singing, rapping, lyrics, harmonies, all of it."

His move into writing and recording music is new—about as new as his move to Salt Lake City in 2021. He'd graduated college in 2020, before taking on a corporate job with Goldman Sachs in a "sweet spot between tech and finance" working with software developers and testing engineers.

After leaving his day-job career to give music his singular attention at the beginning of the year, he's currently putting time in at the piano, having grown up singing in the Baptist church while also picking up sax as a kid.

His first single is "Pit a Pat," a relationship-themed affair that was born of a singular experience, as our protagonist was about to sing some karaoke, only to see an ex arrive on scene. Lyrically, "that feeling of ambivalence is exactly what 'Pit a Pat' describes, hating your ex, but still not being over them."

His goal is creating a seven-song EP by August, though a single/two may emerge before then. The music he's making is influenced by "Eurodance, electropop, alternative R&B and, of course, post-disco." All of that's reflected on "Pit a Pat."

There may be some time elapsing before Suchii takes to a local stage, however; first, he wishes to create a more-sizable batch of original songs to play. After that, though? "I'm looking forward to releasing more music, building my fanbase both locally in Utah and nationally," Suchii says. "As an artist I want to give people something to smile about."

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Daniel Young and Dittocrush, "Coral Rose" and "Monday Matinee"
New to creating and releasing instrumental music for the masses, veteran Salt Lake City songwriter Daniel Young found a way to reignite an old riff while working on a cross-country, digital sound exploration with Pittsburgh artist Dittocrush (aka former SLC resident Mangey Moonie). Combining what Young calls "good mix of folk, Americana and ambient music," the collaboration yielded a pair of songs in "Coral Rose" and "Matinee Monday."

The latter is one that was on Young's workbench for 15 years, a riff in search of a home, which was found by sending the initial song sketch across the transom to Pennsylvania. There, Moonie added his production and instrumentation touches, as well as the sweet pedal steel sounds of Muskrat Jones, giving the two songs a lovely, brooding quality.

Either, it seems, could be of much use to human ears, whether the songs find a second life as backing tracks for a movie or podcast, or simply by becoming a first-choice pick for, say, a cross-desert drive to Wendover. These are pretty songs, indeed.

Released in March of this year, the cuts are currently stand-alone works, though Young hopes to continue a fruitful collaboration with Dittocrush while also releasing tracks under his own name, including another single that's close-to-release-ready.

"Collaborating with Dittocrush is pretty fascinating," Young says, "because he will send me parts to songs that he has written with tape loops or whatever the hell he is doing over there in the laboratory, and I will have no idea how he made what he made."

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