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In his latest single “CAN SHE STAY”,  Dennis Sy and co-writer and lyricist Michael Peloso warm our hearts by creating this sweet serenade dedicated to Michael’s own daughters.  This hauntingly beautiful and bittersweet ballad relays a father’s most relatable fear of letting his child go out into the world (which most parents can relate to.)  Dennis’ vocal chords are put to work on this track, as you can hear his expressions in the melodies and lyrics. 

“Dennis alternates between steady and strong tones when the lyrics possess confidence in nostalgic reflection, and a more dramatic & emotional sound when the feelings swell and become overpowering for the father in the storyline of the narrative running through CAN SHE STAY.” 

“The emotion is powerful, clear and insightfully well-woven into this tale, the imagery is clear and the story comes alive in a classic songwriter’s style.” 

“That kind of storyteller’s gift is a real part of the magic of this particular single from Sy, and definitely every indication of an artist that’s sharply focused and dedicated completely to the craft of songwriting.” 

“One day…I tell ya…there’s going to be a father that chooses to either walk his daughter officially down the aisle to this song or set this melody as the background to the traditional father-daughter dance…and very shortly after that, singer/songwriter Dennis Sy is going to answer for an entire flood of tears.

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Can She Stay blends heartfelt lyrics seamlessly into a captivating soundscape”

Soundlooks Magazine

Who is Dennis Sy?

Is an award-winning singer and BMI songwriter and GRAMMY-winning producer (for the album PRESIDENTIAL SUITE: EIGHT VARIATIONS ON FREEDOM by Ted Nash at the 59th Grammy Awards 2016) based in New Jersey, with a vocal quality and style that effortlessly moves across various music genres - from pop, rock, adult contemporary to jazz. 

Songs from his 3rd solo album STRONGER THAN BEFORE have garnered multiple nominations and awards from organizations like the Hollywood Music and Media Awards, American Songwriting Awards, Global Music Awards.  STRONGER THAN BEFORE and I’VE BEEN SEARCHING, 2 songs from the same album, were also on the 2014 and 2015 GRAMMY ballot. 

Such high praise has taken Sy to places few artists ever get the opportunity to visit, such as Carnegie Hall. Over his 23 year career, Sy’s also played stages in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Mohegan Sun Casino. 

His last single SHINE ON brought together his fellow GRAMMY member friends, Natalie Jean and Darick DDS Spears, to collaborate on a song that delivers a message of positivity and hope in the midst of unrest in today's social climate. 

In a world bombarded with negative news – from wars and violence to racial tensions and political unrest – Dennis Sy is on a mission to spread goodwill and create a world of love and hope. 

“When you see all that negativity every day, it incites more negativity and distrust and cynicism,” Dennis Sy said. “If we can take a step back and feel good about ourselves and getting our ‘Shine On’ – if everybody could embrace that, it could make a difference. It starts with us, and if we commit to making a change then maybe that starts the ball rolling.” 

Dennis Sy has been spreading that message through music for the past seven years under his brand, DSY Music. Most artists get into making music because they have something to say, and Dennis Sy is no different. But not only is his music an anthem to the people of the world – it’s also therapy, so much so that he’s been making music in some form or another for more than 25 years.

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Credits and Related Tags

Description: A hauntingly beautiful and bittersweet ode
from a father to his daughter 
BPM: 125 
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Adult Top 40 / Hot AC / Pop 
Sub Genre: Mellow / Easy Listening / Pop Ballad / Acoustic 
Niche:  Romantic Ballad / Sentimental Ballad /Asian Pop / Asian Adult Contemporary 
Sub Niche: Wedding Songs / Father-Daughter Dance 
Instrumentation: Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Strings, Acoustic Guitar

Pop Songs, Piano Music, Emotional Songs, Pop Music, Asian American, Indie Music,
Pop Rock, Inspirational Songs, Movie Soundtrack, Acoustic Guitar, Singer Songwriter
Wedding song, love song, wedding, love, beautiful, letting go, parent, melancholic,
bride, emotional, bittersweet, child, sentimental, indie,
remembering, reminisce, memories, daddy, inspiring, special