In his over 20 year career Dennis Sy has been to Carnegie Hall and also played stages in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Mohegan Sun Casino. Dennis is an award-winning singer, BMI songwriter, and GRAMMY-winning producer. On the track, “Can She Stay”, Dennis shared lyric writing duties with Michael Peloso and producing chores with Lorrie Ilustre, while he himself rolled out the music. The song is a father-to –a daughter ode. This is music. This is the actual craft of writing songs. It seemed for a long time that this current generation of music would remain disposable and lackluster ad infinitum but here at long last is redemption. Wherever this came from give me more.
Now, it is no major secret that the popular music industry seems to rely upon an almost continuous turnover of new acts to ensure the public keeps coughing up the dough rather than become bored of a single artist. Several faces initially lauded as the ‘next big thing’ have faded into obscurity not too long after the release of their debut album and I’m not just talking about the winners of certain glorified karaoke shows that shoves the year’s best sob story to attain the Christmas #1 before starting all over again come August.
However, it is safe to say that Dennis Sy does not belong in that particular category. The crafty singer-songwriter has steadily built himself into an award-winning sensation, over a long period of time, thanks in no small part to the phenomenal dedication to his art.
Released be released worldwide September 20, 2017, Dennis Sy expands upon the early critical acclaim and commercial success of his previous works and presents us with a veritable smorgasbord of legendary influences that serves as a heartfelt tribute to a daughter that is about to embark on a new journey in life. This is an inevitable moment in fatherhood and not always easy to affront. Hence the bittersweet words and music of “Can She Stay”.
Dennis Sy’s talents for singing and songwriting are showcased with soulful crooning above a piano driven accompaniment tinted by gently sounding strings. “Can She Stay” ebbs and flows smoothly, with Sy’s vocals swelling to the forefront during the most passionate moments, gently pushing his musical accompaniment to the back seat.
Huge and important as the song is, it is yet another example that indeed proves that Dennis Sy is far more than a one-trick pony. His musical palette covers a wide variety of shades, from bright to mellow, and always delves into intriguing explorations of its themes. He understands how to blend heartfelt lyrics seamlessly into a captivating soundscape.
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Author: Rick Jamm
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