Today’s song is “I Won’t Do Anything” by Rory D’Lasnow. The New Jersey singer-songwriter has has has an influence of music early on in his life.
From the first time his father brought out his guitar to comfort Rory as a baby, it was clear that a lifelong relationship with music was being forged. Though he initially feared the sound of the instrument, Rory soon picked up his father’s right-handed guitar upside down and backward and began to craft original songs.
Despite never turning the guitar right-side-up, Rory has cultivated a unique contemplative sound that has propelled him on to perform at some of the East Coast’s most distinguished venues and festivals – from the Knitting Factory, The Bowery Electric, Pianos, and Rockwood Music Hall – to Revolution Music Hall on Long Island, and The Saint and Brighton Bar on the Jersey Shore.
He has also had the honor of opening for featured headliners such as American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, actor/musician Drake Bell, and John Corabi of Motley Crue/Dead Daisies fame and has had songs licensed by MTV, NASCAR, and The Discovery Network.
Rory has also received accolades from American Songwriter and NJ.com along with international press and airplay on over 35 radio stations across North America.
“I Won’t Do Anything” threads upbeat rock riffs with heartfelt lyrics. The song chronicles life after loss and the nuanced and conflicting emotions that come with the grieving process. The combination of emotive lyrics and inviting melodies creates an uplifting sadness that will engross the listener.
Listen below and for more information check out his official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.