Daniel Munro

Daniel Munro

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Heartfelt, subtle, passionate and gripping. New Zealand Singer/Songwriter Daniel Munro.

Biography

Born in Hastings, Daniel grew up in a small farmhouse in the countryside where he began singing and performing in his early childhood surrounded by an eclectic mix of music, from Cat Stevens and Mozart, to Bob Marley and Queen

Daniel took up the violin at the age of seven, continuing to develop his musical and performance skills. At thirteen Daniel’s love for guitar became apparent and since then the pair have been inseparable, captivating listeners where-ever they played. After joining a local rock band, he started to write songs.

“The music began as a release, a way to voice what I was feeling, a way to let the emotions and stories out. I write about relationships, thoughts, ideas and people but I leave it open for interpretation so anyone can relate” says Daniel.

After leaving school, Daniel attended two years of the Performing Arts course at EIT, where he received singing lessons under top New Zealand opera tenor Patrick Powers.

Re-locating to Hamilton, Daniel worked in a café for a year. Carrying on his troubadour tradition, to, from and at work, composing on his accompanying guitar; he was frequently stopped by people wanting to hear more.

On his return to Hawkes Bay he and his guitar decided to begin chasing their musical dream. They turned pro and began recording his first album.

After building up a firm following, Daniel went on to support Eric Clapton, The Feelers and Goodnight Nurse; earned performances and interviews on National Radio, Classic Hits, Viva, and TV One’s Good Morning Show. All the while keeping “down-to-earth” with a healthy dose of busking in his adopted town of Napier.

His recording efforts have been rewarded, and the emerging album ‘Psychoanalyse’, a joining of Daniel’s musical and lyrical talents, was created at New Song Recording Studios in Hastings, New Zealand. Psychoanalyse has been met with great critical acclaim and has been released in record stores throughout New Zealand by his new partner in musical distribution, ODE Records.

Daniel recently placed second in the 2007 MLT Songwriter’s Awards and has received funding through NZ On Air New Recording Artist Grant to rerecord ‘Journal’ as a radio single and music video.

Lyrics

Simple and Flawed

Written By: Daniel Munro

‘Simple and Flawed’ – Daniel Munro

You lose it more
Each time she calls
Breaking up was easy
But coming down was not
No coming down was hard

'cause
We are simple and flawed
It's taken far to forget it
Fall down, blaming the cards drawn
It's close but we'll get it

And time recalls
What you forgot
I though so much over
And it's better we're apart
'cause you're everything I'm not

And
We are simple and flawed
It's taken far to forget it
Fall down, blaming the cards drawn
It's close but we'll get it

And you might be trying to hard
Just go slow, just think and we'll get it

'cause
It's so hard, simple and flawed
It's taken far to forget it
Fall down, blaming the cards drawn
It's close but we'll get it
It's close but we'll get it
It's close 'til we get it

©2008 Daniel Munro, all rights reserved

Fire

Written By: Daniel Munro

‘Fire’ – Daniel Munro

The wind, lifts like a mist off the sea
Carrying me
The sun on the water, a river of light
Spreading like

Fire, filling me
Fire, killing me
Softly and burning me sweetly inside
Riding a river of time
Fire

The land, grips to the sea like a vice
Holding horizon in line
Sun blurs the edges of glittering gold
Carried like

Fire, filling me
Fire, killing me
Softly and burning me sweetly inside
Riding a river of time
Fire

Fire, filling me
Fire, killing me
Softly and burning me sweetly inside
Riding a river of time
Fire

©2008 Daniel Munro, all rights reserved

Journal

Written By: Daniel Munro

‘Journal’ – Daniel Munro

Flicking back another day
Another time, another place
The sequence of events that played along
I’m holding out for a time
A place I’ve long since left behind
A somewhere hidden deep inside

But I know, and I’ve found
That someday we could write
In time, the pictures in our minds
Yeh I know, and I’ve found
The pictures that we write
In our minds, somewhere left behind

Further back the pastimes go
The map of times we used to know
Whether ages pass or stay, today
And in a neverland of lost
All our fortunes play a host
Of times that we’ve made

But I know, and I’ve found
That someday we could write
In time, the pictures in our minds
Yeh I know, and I’ve found
The pictures that we write
In our minds, somewhere left behind

See my life, written on a page
See my life, as something to be made

If we could see into the haze
And flick the pages forward days
Would we see the other ways to live
And if the future came along
Would it sing a different song
Could we see there’s something wrong today

But I know, and I’ve found
That someday we could write
In time, the pictures in our minds
Yeh I know, and I’ve found
The pictures that we write
In our minds, somewhere left behind

©2008 Daniel Munro, all rights reserved

Discography

"psychoanalyse"

1. 'psychoanalyse'
2. 'journal'
3. 'song to me'
4. 'beautiful eyes'
5. 'a song we were happy in'
6. 'stars'
7. 'worry lines'
8. 'fade away'
9. 'highschool'
10. 'live a little'
11. 'valentine'
12. 'take my life'
13. 'i miss you'
14. 'fire'
15. 'all this morning needs'
16. 'the way you move(everytime you smile)'

Set List

How long is string?