Having studied at both ABS-CBN’s Star Magic in the Philippines and at none other than Berklee in LA, Dani Saldo is definitely no newcomer to the music scene and aims to continuously showcase her talent soothingly sweet vocals. Working constantly with various musicians and producers, she is also in the middle of completing her highly awaited debut EP “Heartache” set to be released later this year.
Dani Saldo is a 21-year-old, Filipino native and Canadian-based singer-songwriter. Her dsynth-pop driven debut ‘Friends Don’t’ delivers a poignant release for the ambitious young artist. A surprisingly infectious and commercial pop song, ‘Friends Don’t’ is clearly designed for radio play, with all the requisite ingredients to make it a major success. As if taken straight from her diary’s pages, Dani’s lyrical material is completely frank, sincere and relatable as she laments effortlessly about teenage love and self-discovery through moody sadness and dreamy music, oozing with a sophisticated nostalgia.
“This song is about codependency and how ugly it can get, if left unchecked. In the movies, I feel like it can get super romanticized, being someone’s everything & having someone who would do anything for you. This song explores the narrative of having a friend and getting little glimpses of what it would be like to have a relationship with that person, maybe wanting more than what they are able to give you, not because they dont love or care about you, but because it’s a different kind of love, so you feel at a little bit of an impasse. You don’t love each other in the same way and it can feel a little vulnerable & unfair and that love can also be exploited, even without meaning to. Sometimes the love you hold for your friends can make you do anything for them, even if it causes pain. Boundaries can take time to recognise and put into place but are vital in every kind of relationship, something I am learning even more, every day.” – Dani Saldo