CMU Approved

Approved: Dan Kanvis

By | Published on Thursday 28 November 2019

Dan Kanvis

It’s a little over four years since rapper Dan Kanvis released his last EP ‘Parallel’, and five since his debut album ‘Windows’. There was a notable progression in his sound between those two releases, but now – after his extended break from music – he returns with new single ‘Skeleton’ like a butterfly out of a cocoon.

While his older material veered more towards pure hip hop, ‘Skeleton’ dives headlong into electro-pop. Although the track is largely sung rather than rapped, he does return to rapping in one verse. And even there we hear a progression in style, cutting him off from the looser delivery of his older material.

If we followed the logic of the metaphor I used earlier, I suppose that means Kanvis used to be a caterpillar. I don’t know if either of us would be entirely comfortable with that, but ‘Skeleton’ does feel like he’s back with a new lease of life. It’ll certainly leave you excited to hear what else he’s got coming up.

Listen to ‘Skeleton’ here:

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