Butterflies, the sophomore EP from pop-punk meets emo-rap artist, Danny Goo is a vulnerable look inside of love and loss. Pairing emotional, personal lyrics with the perfect blend between the two genres, the five songs that make up Butterflies not only find Danny Goo opening up more than ever before, but they also perfectly showcase his growth as a songwriter and artist.
Perfectly bookending the album are the opening track, “Heart Attack” and the epic conclusion, “Butterflies”. Both songs find Danny reminiscing on a former love and coming to terms with the conclusion of a relationship. While “Heart Attack” feels a bit bittersweet in lines like “I’ve moved on without you / I’m okay without you / Life’s been great without you”, “Butterflies” finds Danny admitting that he hasn’t quite moved on yet. Lyrically, the three songs in between – the upbeat “Safety Net”, anthemic “Cut My Hair” and “Had to Let You Go” – capture the in-between moments like “catching feelings” in “Safety Net” and feeling like someone is making you go crazy in “Cut My Hair”.
On top of the powerful lyrical content, Butterflies is also a total home-run sonically. Each song easily blends auto-tuned vocals, guitar driven verses, anthemic choruses and hip-hop beats in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s simply riding the current wave of emo-rap or pop-punk resurgence. The EP feels comfortable and effortless, making it easy to simply sing along to Danny’s oh-so relatable lyrics.