film soundtrack update and act ii update

hey folks, sorry for my quietness recently. currently writing and recording my first ever film soundtrack. i don't write for money, i never have, i write for the therapy and artistic freedom that nourishes my soul and repletes me. with this one, i am gunning for major film awards. i like the title of 'multiple film festival best soundtrack award winner daniel angelus' - i actually envision it every night i fall asleep after writing this soundtrack - every single time i did that in my life, what i envisioned came true. because i put in the hard work, shared the emotion required and every single part of my feeble and beating heart. - good news is the soundtrack will be released alongside the film so you can all cry along with me. i love you.♥️ and don't fret, act II is being created alongside this film soundtrack and will be released when i have finished it in its shiny neon perfection :)

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TRACY WATT PORTRAITS DANIEL ANGELUS

Renowned and respected artist Tracy Watt has painted a powerful portrait of Daniel Angelus.

Tracy Watt says: This is a multi faced portrait of singer songwriter and gamer Daniel Angelus. In it I wanted to capture not only the various guises that a professional performer displayed to the outside spectators, but also his inner demons that he has struggled with. Daniel is an active mental health advocate. Here the serpent becomes the bodily manifestation of his angst. The chains that can tie him down. The other side is the public persona of the handsome idol. On the right Daniel looks upward and is serene with earphones capturing his creative productions that are so much part of who e is. I met Daniel on a beach quite randomly. As I am drawn to creatives I couldn't resist connecting with the tall dark guy, standing in the sea with a guitar. He was filming his new music video. This portrait is part of my Special People series.

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NEW SINGLE RELEASE!

Daniel Angelus released a surprise single today and you can get your hands on it by clicking the link below. The single is a refreshing and unique take on a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ and is the 3rd cover released by Daniel in the past year. This is the first cover released in online stores with the previous two available for free on SoundCloud.

BUY YOUR VERSION OF THE NEW SINGLE HERE

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NEW PUBLISHING DEAL + TAKING ACTION

hey folks, daniel here again. i will keep this one short. i am putting this out into the world to help other artists who are doing it themselves from day one.

the con: in 2013 i signed a publishing deal before releasing any music. this deal cost us money and it came at the promise that my music could be featured in film and tv shows to build profit for my work and beyond it promised. this deal was terrible. it was a deal that has not served my music in any way whatsoever. it served the publisher greatly. i was a lot younger and there was a buzz surrounding my demos and it was humbling to get the chance to sign a deal for my music to reach better heights. my music deserves radio play, tv play and movie soundtracking.

roll on 6 years and my music has not been pitched to one brand, tv show or film company. its been sat in a limbo. to add to that, due to an internal server issue from my publisher i have sadly received no royalties for my album ‘wired for heartbreak’. this record contains my most popular song ‘reflection’. we estimate hundreds of dollars that are missing from our income that we are entitled too from 3 types of royalties alone for this song and hundreds of more dollars for the whole album in royalties. i will state that this did not impact ‘sales’ - we received all sales, just royalties.

the fix and the future: in 2019 i released ‘act I’ and it was released under this same publisher. however i had reached my patience threshold and was already looking at ways of finally fixing this issue. so i took a big step and i have parted ways with the publisher as of 2019, sadly this means that ‘act I’ had to be removed from a few stores and re-released with our new publisher. the new publishing deal has been well researched and recommended and we are very happy with the service they have offered us so far. we get to pitch the music to a media network ourselves my music is already being featured in a film due for release in 2020/21. the deal also means that i have been assured as an artist i will be entered for over 20 awards for best soundtrack. this is amazing. especially if we win one.

at the time of this post ‘act I’ has been removed from a few stores and will be back once the stores verify a few details. this does include spotify. its possible that spotify can block ‘act I’ on their platform due to us not being able to have two exact same albums in the same system. the decision is days away and hopefully spotify will stand behind the artist and allow us to rerelease the ep. (UPDATE: Spotify HAS decided to rerelease ACT I)

moving forward the new publisher is securing licenses for a cover song we are trying to release and one way or the other, my music is safe and ready to get what it deserves.

for artists who aren’t aware of the landscape, i suggest you work with distributors and publishers who are highly recommended by stores themselves. don’t fall for false promises and never accept a deal where you have to front your own money up front without making sure you get 100% of the royalties and sales.

the future is brighter than ever for my music. i am excited for the future. take on me.

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ACT II - in production + film soundtrack (update from daniel)

hello everybody, after the bonkers and continuing success with ACT I that has humbled me beyond measure i want to update you all on where we are at as of september 2019. this year has been a tremendous year for challenges and i have faced the biggest challenges i have faced in recent years and i have been put through a lot. its been a tricky year so far and i really felt the world closing in on me and when i needed it most i found whatever i could inside of me with a little help to push on through. i had to make tough decisions to overcome these life challenges and i am feeling really good about the future and my ability to manage myself and i am proud i faced these overwhelming circumstances head on instead of quitting or running away and i have learnt a great deal about myself and what more i am capable of. i am still working on a lot of personal growth but that is going well with positive and genuinely selfless people around me. so…the music?  well i got back out and did some small shows to prepare for the long term and they went really well. i learnt a lot about my setlist and my songs in alive setting and i discovered what needs adding to my setlist to make these shows really powerful. more shows will be announced soon. and with ACT II i will be creating songs for a live setting for my show. i am excited about this. more on that below.  i have been asked to develop a film soundtrack for 2020 as well so this is also pretty mind blowing. i am very excited to be making music for a powerful film and i will reveal more on that in 2020.  ACT I has broken all our personal goals and gone beyond what we expected, this is down to some very talented and skilled individuals who helped us get our music out to a wider audience in the modern world and also some superb work on the two music videos that came from ACT I. i am so proud to be fueled and supported by exciting and creative individuals who genuinely care about my music and work hard to create art for these projects with me.  i can confidently announce that ACT II is in production. i have scores to settle on this part of the project and it will be a perfectly aimed arrow to the heart of those who gave up on me. it will be a strong response to those who cut and ran in my life. and i will do this with my head held high and the venues i perform in after release will feel the presence of these songs perfectly crafted for the live stage and more so, perfectly crafted for the concept that ACT II will bring. if you didn’t know by now i am a concept artist who writes different genres of music for each record to fit the narrative and style with the thread through all my albums being ME. so do your hair real pretty and put on your neon sunglasses….we are creating a really special record for the future past.    see you soon,    daniel xo

hello everybody, after the bonkers and continuing success with ACT I that has humbled me beyond measure i want to update you all on where we are at as of september 2019. this year has been a tremendous year for challenges and i have faced the biggest challenges i have faced in recent years and i have been put through a lot. its been a tricky year so far and i really felt the world closing in on me and when i needed it most i found whatever i could inside of me with a little help to push on through. i had to make tough decisions to overcome these life challenges and i am feeling really good about the future and my ability to manage myself and i am proud i faced these overwhelming circumstances head on instead of quitting or running away and i have learnt a great deal about myself and what more i am capable of. i am still working on a lot of personal growth but that is going well with positive and genuinely selfless people around me. so…the music?

well i got back out and did some small shows to prepare for the long term and they went really well. i learnt a lot about my setlist and my songs in alive setting and i discovered what needs adding to my setlist to make these shows really powerful. more shows will be announced soon. and with ACT II i will be creating songs for a live setting for my show. i am excited about this. more on that below.

i have been asked to develop a film soundtrack for 2020 as well so this is also pretty mind blowing. i am very excited to be making music for a powerful film and i will reveal more on that in 2020.

ACT I has broken all our personal goals and gone beyond what we expected, this is down to some very talented and skilled individuals who helped us get our music out to a wider audience in the modern world and also some superb work on the two music videos that came from ACT I. i am so proud to be fueled and supported by exciting and creative individuals who genuinely care about my music and work hard to create art for these projects with me.

i can confidently announce that ACT II is in production. i have scores to settle on this part of the project and it will be a perfectly aimed arrow to the heart of those who gave up on me. it will be a strong response to those who cut and ran in my life. and i will do this with my head held high and the venues i perform in after release will feel the presence of these songs perfectly crafted for the live stage and more so, perfectly crafted for the concept that ACT II will bring. if you didn’t know by now i am a concept artist who writes different genres of music for each record to fit the narrative and style with the thread through all my albums being ME. so do your hair real pretty and put on your neon sunglasses….we are creating a really special record for the future past.

see you soon,

daniel xo

NEW MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE - AUGUST 19TH 2019

Daniel Angelus will release a brand new music video for the track WHAT I GAVE YOU WAS NEVER ENOUGH on August 19th 2019. The song is one of four tracks available on the new EP ‘Act I’ that is in over 60 stores worldwide and the video will be the 2nd music video released from the new EP. The video will go live to the world at 8am GMT. Two teaser images from the video can be seen below.

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personal thoughts(by daniel)

some thoughts: i can not testify enough to the power and importance of Love. i can not tell you how incredibly healing and important showing empathy and Love is. it is so much more useful than anger, frustration, selfishness and misery. the way I drift in and out of peoples lives feels more like i am some sort of quiet original angel. no gods, no wings, nothing but raw human connection and a will and wisdom few experience, that i gained through tremendous trauma and suffering. my songs are often my lessons.the thoughts and feelings of people who I have sadly lost, gained and experienced tragedy with. i can not tell you enough how much of a heavy heart I have experienced and how my life has been one constant of observing suffering, i feel like I wander through suffering, performing audio CPR to those who need it. pulling them back from the edge. if this is my life, then let it be my service to the world to deliver the wisdom and philosophy of 'lesson learned' and 'empathy' in song. the stories I get from fans of how my music affected them has given me further purpose with ACT II and beyond. i feel you. i hear you. i see you and I really love you.

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Sweden Shows Postponed

Hello everyone. daniel here. so bad news first, I got off the flight to Stockholm, Sweden before it took off due to having an enourmous panic attack that I just could not get under control, triggered by recent events in my private life and some issues with the plane. I tried my best but they kept delaying the flight and keeping us sat on the tarmac with nowhere to go and nothing to do and my already struggling mind had done so well to fight on until they announced another 45 minutes of waiting and I just could not stick it out any longer. I am deeply sad about not performing these two shows in Sweden but we are working on fixing this longterm with a scenario that has me avoiding boarding an aeroplane. I am still going to perforn the show in England as planned. We have a lot of shows and locations planned over a 4 year period at the moment and we have realised that unless I get completely drunk off my skull, planes are a problem for me. So we are readjusting our whole touring plan to accomodate my mental health with regards to aeroplanes sitting on tarmac for hours.

I am gutted. I am deeply embarassed. I am super awkward about it. I fucked it up. And I am sad that I got off the plane which ironically taxi’d off 5 minutes later. But I know I have work to do on my anxiety and I am going to work so hard on healing myself with help, so I can fulfill the rest of my to be announced shows. And we are planning on returning to Sweden to make up for these shows being postponed too.

I apologise to anybody who made plans to see me live in Sweden and to anybody that feels let down, trust me, its hurts me beyond belief. But I know who I am and what I am capable of with a little work and focus, and my main focus is getting back out on the road in 2019/2020 to fulfill my shows and work on more positive mental health and figuring out better coping mechanisms for my anxiety disorder. I do not regret my decision to postpone these 2 shows, my health is really important, but I do wish this was easier sometimes.

I am overwhelmed by the universal love for my last 2 records. I can not wait to perform live over the coming years and I hope for a little patience whilst I learn to step out in to the big world after a trauma.

See you on the road again soon, daniel xox