Imaginative lyrics. Vivid melodies. Refined hooks. Daniel McConeghy’s debut album “Wasting Time” blends these elements into a complete work of art. “Wasting Time” is the story of any dreamer, anyone who has been waiting, hoping, chasing, or fighting for what they believe in.
The 19-year-old McConeghy immediately sets the tone of the album as young and fresh, though his songwriting is matured beyond his years. The lead track, “Someday”, is a pop rock mantra for a time and place where dream meets reality. Two verses that anticipate what the future may bring cleverly lead into a chorus where Daniel exclaims, “Let’s run, run away / They don’t understand, give me your hand / Let’s leave today / Forget the world, we’ll be a boy and a girl in love.”
Love continues to arise as a common theme throughout the album. The ballad “Dancing On 17th” is the story of new love and an unassuming desire to keep the night alive. Daniel channels the excitement of new love through the passion of two people falling for each other.
Whether he’s wandering the confines of pop ornamentation via “Without You” and “Into Your Arms” or traveling the limits of the heart through gut-wrenching tracks like “Red & Dull” and “Yesterday”, Daniel knows how to write a stellar tune.
Daniel McConeghy has a promising career in music ahead of him if his freshman album is any indication of the success on the horizon. Daniel’s ability to pack emotion into everything he writes showcases his strength as an emerging songwriter. “Wasting Time” is a fully produced pop album about the transparent heart of a dreamer, and this dreamer is only getting started.