Dana Schindel is a born storyteller. Not like Aesop, but her boon being the channel of music. Though we have only one debut track to judge her music by, the cinematic, dramatic turn of events is imagined in great detail in her songs. Where many musicians lack, her strength lies in her lyrics. This is her debut single, Keep Moving Forward.
This is a message I adore and have abided by all my life. There is a beauty of having to move on from troubles, tragedies and even the joys in life. Dana Schindel creates a rich background of acoustic guitar as she begins her tale. It almost has a conversational tone to it, similar to Cat Stevens’ Father & Son. Filled with levity, learnings and lessons from life-this one is for the legacy. The harmonies tend to be notes you naturally follow, creating a beautiful thread of sound. From her downfalls to the ups and downs in decisions, Dana is an open book to learn from in this song. Soothing and melodic, her voice is the guiding light in a song like this. The honesty and morals from the trials of life are what she is putting forward, but like a musical teacher-someone like Mitchell.
This song would fit perfectly in a series like This is Us. From the dynamics and relationships and memories to share-there are constant threads of relation. Dana is just getting started, and with this strong foot forward, there is no doubt that her music will be something she will look back on with gleaming pride. For now, follow her and listen to her moving, launching track!