- Jennifer Janz
DINO JAG - When The day Comes
Dino Jag’s 2020 release, Can’t Keep Still, was inspired by the 2020 bans on public venue dancing in Australia.
That trackgenerated across the board radio play and decent streams and was only kept from the AIR charts #1 position by none other than Kylie Minogue. Dino’s new release, When the Day Comes, was similarly triggered, inspired by the dreaded pandemic.
As Dino says about the track’s origins, ‘When I was working on When the Day Comes, we were in the thick of all the snap lockdowns and travel restrictions across Australia. That kind of isolation also creates the perfect storm for reflection. And I guess with all the uncertainty that was going on, I also started to look back and question some of the choices I’ve made in my life, and some of those musings found their way into the song.’
When the Day Comes was written during a series of online writing and production sessions with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney). Dino’s shift into the pop realm is convincing; the song contains enough melodic spark and emotional bite to appeal to a broad spectrum of music lovers. And it also includes enough nods to the past and the now to appease the most discerning genre-fussy streamer.
‘‘ Dino’s vocal style is somewhere between John Legend and Gavin De Graw, earthy, robust and in charge, even when sprinkled with a dash of modern voice manipulation technology—it remains potent, persuasive.
‘I got no religion, but I got intuition’, the opening line declares. And as far as an opening line goes, it’s not too shoddy. And ain’t we all got intuition. The track hits several sweet spots, perhaps most acutely in the verses and the pre-chorus.
Dino’s vocal style is somewhere between John Legend and Gavin De Graw, earthy, robust and in charge, even when sprinkled with a dash of modern voice manipulation technology—it remains potent, persuasive.
The harnessing of contemporary sonics with refined writing is an effective combination, the kind that will undoubtedly expose the award-winning South Australian musician to a broad and willing audience.
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