Today’s song is “Wait for Me” by D & M. Consisting of Danny Fornasa (lead vocals/guitar), Matt Klahre (lead guitar), Matthew Jurasek (bass), and Sean Donaghy (drums), D & M was formed in 2009 at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Fornasa is the group’s lead vocalist, acoustic guitar player, and main songwriter. His expansive vocal range allows the group to write dynamic songs that keep the listener enticed track after track. Klahre, the lead guitarist, returns the group’s modern pop stylings to their blues roots with melodic guitar lines and searing blues solos. Last but not least, the solid groove set forth by the rhythm section of Jurasek on bass and Donaghy on drums gives the entire group a rock-solid foundation for their powerful sound.
D & M began touring soon after forming and by the Spring of 2010 were opening for national acts such as Yoko Ono, N.E.R.D., and Kevin Rudolph. Having two EP’s under their belt, The Eyepatch EP (2009) and Delawanna (2011), D & M teamed up with Kickstarter to fan-fundraise for a national summer tour. With this the “Every State of the Union Tour” was born and brought D & M across the country on a national tour funded entirely by their fans.
This past April the band released their new EP Wait for Me which was produced by Brandon Bost. Fornasa tells us, “Wait for Me is a big departure musically and thematically from our previous releases. What brings these five very different songs together is that they were all written on the road and away from home.”
This song is the title track from the band’s new release and it proves to be a strong. With influences from the likes of John Mayer, Mumford & Sons, and Fun., their mix of pop, blues, and rock n’ roll creates a sound that is inviting and familiar. The music has a poetic beauty that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.