Dan Fuson is a Nashville based singer-songwriter who delivers energetic, pop-inspired rock music. What started as an experiment in home-recording, quickly developed into a fully fledged solo project. Writing every note of music and playing the majority of the instruments, Dan debuted his first EP Familiar, Brand New in 2020.
“On + Off” is his newest single and it was inspired by an on-again, off-again relationship Dan had a few years back. The up-tempo song, complete with driving drums and a stadium-ready chorus, explores the final moments of that relationship and knowing that even though it wasn’t what Dan wanted, sometimes breaking up is for the best.
It kicks off with a high-energy pop-rock instrumental, accompanied by striking drum beats and riveting guitar strums. The lively melodies continue as Dan launches into the lyrics in a more calming tone. He picks up a more animated tone as the chorus begins, matched by the upswing of instrumental production. The highs and lows of the song parallel those of the lyrics, which reflect that difficult gray area of the relationship where you’re not ready to let go, but you know you have to. While the message is inherently one that carries some sadness to it, the production for this is anything but and it’s definitely the kind of song that would get you jumping in a crowd.