Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Fears is obsessed with evolving–finding new ways to express emotion and feeling. Fears grew up soaking up different musical worlds—the Christian and gospel music of his family; the R&B, soul, and hip-hop his friends introduced to him; and the classical music he studied at The University of Texas and Yale University.
In partnership with longtime collaborator and Grammy Award nominee Moses Elias, Daniel’s debut EP “Canopy” brings these seemingly disparate influences into one space.
Since his debut in 2020, Daniel’s has sold out shows across Austin and opened for internationally-touring acts like Mac Ayres, Marlon Craft, Gina Chavez, and BLK ODYSSY.
Fears has been a featured artist on NPR’s Live Sessions, named KUTX’s Artist of the Month in 2021, and been a recipient of grants from non-profit Sonic Guild and the City of Austin. He’s twice been nominated in the Austin Music Awards—for Best R&B and Best Horn Player. For his upcoming project “Close to Home,” Fears leveraged a Kickstarter campaign to create a live taping and recording of his original music with a string quintet.
“Close to Home” is scheduled for release in June, 2024.