Independent queer singer/songwriter Dan Zimmerman celebrates the life of his first songwriting partner, who passed away from cancer at 26, with “Carry You.” The song represents a departure from the electropop style of Dan’s 2021 singles, “Soldiers” and “Body.” This vocally-driven piano ballad focuses on the nostalgia of deep friendship and the pain of losing a loved one, delivering a unique indie atmosphere to the performance.
Based in Brooklyn, Dan Zimmerman details his own coming-of-age experience as a young LGBTQ+ adult in New York City – exploring lust, loss, and loneliness in an urban dreamscape. Dan’s music captures the energy of adolescence and radical self-discovery, marrying his soaring vocals with catchy arrangements.
Backed by a delicate piano melody, Dan uses tender serenades to complement the nostalgic walk down memory lane is expressed in the lyrics. Listeners are treated to intimate memories that Dan recalls of his shared moments with his late friend – celebrating her love of life, even in her hardest moments. A soaring chorus is filled with gentle orchestral strings and spine-chilling vocals that capture the heartbreak that came when he first heard the news and the proceeding melancholy of reality. While “Carry You” is indeed filled with somber energy, there is also a heartwarming undertone that makes for a reminiscent connection to those we have lost.