Love Doesn’t Need Me by Stefan Dando: Review
Music will always be with us in good and bad times, during our happiness and sorrows, and whenever we need hope. In the midst of the pandemic and the loss of his mother, Stefan Dando turned to music and, after many years as a backing vocalist and guitarist, took a leap of faith to become a singer-songwriter. All because he had a story to tell and a voice to tell it with. His debut single, “Love doesn’t need me” is nothing short of spectacular.
This indie pop song delves into the devastatingly beautiful aspects of a relationship: the pain, the love, the heartbreak. Even if you know why you fell apart and it’s better off that way, sometimes long-lost memories suddenly come back and you can’t help but want to make amends and try one more time. The ability to connect one’s personal experience directly into the hearts of many others is one of the most enjoyable aspects of music creation. Stefan Dando has done an excellent job of achieving this with his new song. Andre Mesa, the song’s producer, suggested switching the main instrument to piano when they were struggling to make the verse sound right. The piano piece ends up being a brilliant decision because it complements Stefan’s sentimental vocal texture so well without sounding too heavy-hearted or grungy.
If this is an indication of Stefan Dando’s musical ability, we can’t wait to hear what amazing new music the London-based artist creates in the future.
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Photo credits: Frida Fang
Review by: Lily Thomas