Portland-based cinematic pop duo Ringdown, composed of creator-musicians Danni Lee and Pulitzer and Grammy winner Caroline Shaw, has released its debut single “Two-Step” via Nonesuch Records. The track features a blend of strings, keys, and synth melodies set against a vibrant beat and Danni Lee’s captivating vocals, capturing the exhilarating feeling of falling in love. The duo, who are partners both on and off the stage, describe the song as a celebration of trusting one’s intuition and moving forward towards what feels right, embracing the idea that sometimes unexpected paths can lead to the best outcomes.

Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists such as Sylvan Esso, Glasser, and Robyn, Ringdown’s music blends elements from various genres, with Caroline’s award-winning compositions and Danni Lee’s emotive lyrics creating a unique and enchanting sound. The duo first started performing together in 2022, releasing their music gradually and garnering a dedicated following.

Rooted in a celebration of human emotion and love, Ringdown’s songs reflect the duo’s own love story, written during a period of falling in love. Caroline and Danni Lee express their hope that their music will resonate with listeners, allowing them to connect with their own emotions and perhaps even inspire love in others. The duo is set to perform at various festivals and venues, including the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, the Thuringia Bach Festival in Erfurt, and a show at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in May.

With their enchanting sound and heartfelt lyrics, Ringdown is poised to captivate audiences with their unique blend of cinematic pop music. As they continue to explore the boundaries of their artistry, the duo’s music serves as a powerful medium for emotional expression and connection.

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