Daniel Shaw has spent the better part of his life truly passionate about music.
Shaw released an album at twelve years old, has been a street performer in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, for over thirteen years, and now, at twenty he has released a clip for the stunning “Used to Be” from his EP Cross the Line.
The track opens with delicate piano and silky vocals spinning the spirit of heartbreak. A pop classic through and through, the song rises with emotion and instrumentation as it goes, only to break down once more into a minimal bridge.
In the clip, Shaw walks towards the memories of a past relationship — but then changes his mind and walks away, through reverie and his own thoughtfulness. It’s fitting that the track ends on a melancholy note instead of a grand rise: some things, Shaw knows, just take time. And some things have the potential to become art.