There are few people who have a story quite like singer/songwriter Dacian Miron.
Hailing originally from Alba Iulia, Romania, Miron relocated to Tampa, Florida, when he was just 10 years old. His passion for music was fueled by a lonely and troublesome childhood, as most of his days were spent in his room, sheltered from the outside world. He spent a lot of time playing video games and watching music videos of some of his favorite artists such as Blink 182 and Sum 41.
“No one wanted to hang or be associated with the awkward foreign dude and his awkward European accent,” Miron stated.
Miron received his first acoustic guitar from his mother when he was 14, and he formed his first pop-punk band shortly after
Later on, Miron also formed the band, “The August Name.” But he parted ways with the group to pursue a solo career.
“I used to play guitar in a post hardcore band that had the opportunity to share the stage with many national acts, playing festivals such as Warped Tour and South by So What. Although that was an amazing experience, I decided I wanted to write songs that I really enjoyed for myself, which is why I went the solo route.”
When asked about his musical influences, Miron listed quite a diverse group.
“Ah, this is always such a hard question for me. There are so many amazing and talented artists out there that I draw influence from. I’d say that my personal favorites are Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Panic! At The Disco (Brendon Urie is a monster), Queen, Mötley Crüe, Fall Out Boy, The Cure, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, The Offspring, and so many more. But those are a few that helped shape some of the style I’m gravitating towards.”
His upcoming album, “Slightly Mysterious, Somewhat Delirious” will portray somewhat of a darker vibe, transitioning to a type of emo-punk sound that will showcase his struggles with sobriety, failed relationships and being bullied.
Musically, Miron has a comparable sound to that of an early Fall Out Boy or even Panic! At The Disco. Both of his singles “Feelin’ Dangerous” and “Young Punk, Mr. Rock N Roll” are reminiscent of tracks from Fall Out Boy’s second studio album, “From Under the Cork Tree”. But there is a little extra flair in Miron’s tracks that separate him from other punk bands that I encountered.
It was an absolute pleasure getting to speak with Dacian, and I am extremely excited for his first full-length album!