We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Dan Miraldi’s new song “Name Of Love” (listen below). The track is taken from his forthcoming EP Love Under Fire, which is scheduled to be released on September 22nd.
Miraldi commented on the song:
“‘Name of Love’ was my first protest song. I wrote it when I was nineteen. Until this past February, I hadn’t played the song in years. I was doing a show at the Knitting Factory and I decided to dust it off. Performing it that night was a moment of catharsis for me. Singing the lyrics, I saw that the world problems that worried me as a teenager – war, guns, climate change, and religious and political extremism – were all ongoing and largely unaddressed issues. The song seemed too relevant to not revisit when I hit the studio for this collection. With the exception of a few minor lyrical edits, the song’s structure and melody stand pretty faithful to how I first composed it. However, this version is heavier and there is a greater sense of rage.”
Written following last year’s presidential election, he says he felt like he had a responsibility to write and release the songs on Love Under Fire – a freedom many of his friends and neighbors didn’t have.