Danny Denial - I'm Not Your Type (feat. DoNormaal)

Song of the Day
Hosted by DJ Riz
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by KEXP DJ Riz and very special guest (and former KEXP DJ) El Toro, in honor of Pride, is “I'm Not Your Type (feat. DoNormaal)” by Danny Denial, from the 2020 album Fuck Danny Denial on Cruisin' Records.
PRODUCTION STILL COURTESY OF RACHEL SI
written by Janice Headley

This week, KEXP is featuring songs chosen to celebrate Pride, as curated by KEXP's DJ Riz and a very special guest (and former KEXP DJ) El Toro. 


On his third solo album, "goth-punk auteur" Danny Denial teams up with The Black Tones’ Eva Walker, Rat Queen, Razor Clam, and, on today's Song of the Day, DoNormaal. When KEXP premiered this track late last year, Denial told our writer Martin Douglas: 

"I approached this solo record mainly wanting to experiment with genre and work with artists and bands I admire, and 'I'm not your type' felt like the right song to push the envelope. I created the foundation for the beat cutting up pieces of Courtney Love's breathing and screaming, and worked with a producer called Bibz in New York, and then took it to DoNormaal in Seattle to write and record the rest of the song, so its journey has been a very unique one. And, honestly, I think it's the first song I've ever made that I'd describe as 'fun.'"

"I've been a fan of DoNormaal for a long time, and heavily inspired by what she's done in Seattle the last few years. So it was awesome to get to collaborate with her. I wrote the song initially about being seen but unseen in the 'scene' and ego confusion, but she flipped that narrative to mined real power in isolation and self-affirmation. I loved that. So, together, we accidentally made this an anthem about being unapproachable, unmarketable, unwanted but never forgetting your worth."

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