Dana McCoy is flipping the script and letting go in her heartbreaking alt-R&B single “All Black”

Singer-songwriter Dana McCoy creates music that makes you feel like you’re already best friends.

Her music is intimate. It draws inspiration from artists she listened to growing up in Maryland – Prince, Mariah Carey, TLC, Jill Scott – and her favorite contemporaries like Solange, Olivia Dean, Snoh Aalegra, and Chloe x Halle.

McCoy crafts messages that remind herself and listeners that vulnerability should be celebrated and self-love cherished. In her own words, she explained, “I just want music and art to be a landscape where people can find different aspects of themselves and not feel like they have to play a certain role.” 

Over her past releases, she has been recognized by blogs like Fashionably Early, Early Rising, A1234, We Found New Music and The Wild Honey Pie. Her single, “Night After Night,” was featured on Spotify’s Butter, Fresh Finds, and Fresh Finds: The Wave playlists and has garnered over 1 million streams. In 2022, she released her debut EP, ‘To Those Who Wait’. Most recently, she composed music for the short film At Capacity. She is working on new music and projects to be released in the second half of 2024.

Dana McCoy is flipping the script and letting go of one-sided love in her heartbreaking alt-R&B single “All Black,” which will be released on July 5th, 2024. 

Written with collaborator Kiah Victoria and produced by Benchwarmer (Miranda del Sol, Jefery Eli), This single is one of McCoy’s most vulnerable. Opening with a soft lulling guitar, her emotional vocal performance brings you face to face with her resentment and heartbreak at being pushed aside and having to let go. 

Reflecting on the inspiration behind “All Black,” McCoy shares, “This song grapples with the relationships that promise so much but ultimately leave you stranded. It’s about accepting that disappointment and acknowledging pain even if the other person never will.” This is the first single from her upcoming EP, When We Wake.