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  • Giavanna Gradaille

Review: "Only Your Touch" - Dan Healy

Modernity and gloom seem to go hand in hand nowadays. That gloom often gets exacerbated by all the little things that we can’t manage to control. And this inability to control our environment can make us feel helpless at times. But having someone to both alleviate our concerns and navigate difficulties with makes an unpredictable world all the easier to be in. That’s why it’s crucial that we remind our partners how grateful we are for their presence. Dan Healy’s “Only Your Touch” is an ode to the significant others in our lives that have stood by us through adversities and prosperities.

“Only Your Touch” is an alt-pop single expressing not only the love we have for our partner, but the deep gratitude we have for them during moments of insecurity and weakness. The song opens with a piano ballad that makes a listener’s chest swell with a renewed confidence before hearing the first verse. Within the opening verse Healy conveys the two things he doesn’t want in his life; he doesn’t want to be a disappointment to his partner or to have a pessimistic outlook on life. In the next verse he describes that he’s able to ward off these concerns by communicating them with his partner, which also has the benefit of providing him with an optimistic disposition. The heartfelt chorus afterwards is where Healy tells his partner how grateful is for them – relaying to listeners that his partner’s spirit helps bring balance to his life. But most importantly, his partner provides him with the strength to continue to “lift” himself up when he’s feeling “all out of luck”.

Dan Healy is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor from Loch Lomond, Scotland. The quadruple threat began his creative career much earlier than most; and was named the Scottish Daily Record’s “Songwriter to Watch Out For” at 15. This eventually led to Healy receiving praise for his EP “Fragile” and a tour around the U.K. Since then, the artist has been a part of numerous projects. Healy’s played, sang, and written alongside the musical talents of Peter-John Vettese and Ronan Keating. He even took on major theatre performances; he was cast as Paul McCartney in Backbeat, and (my personal favorite) as Guy in ONCE. Healy has now decided to release a solo album with “Only Your Touch” as the first single to be featured. If you’ve enjoyed Dan Healy’s music and career as much as I have, show him some virtual love in the form of streams, likes, and follows.

Written By Giavanna Gradaille



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