Having trained as a classical and jazz pianist for most of his life, Daniel Heath expanded on his passion for music to earn two degrees in film scoring and composition. Upon completing his formal education, Dan went on to work for composer Hans Zimmer, and later composer Blake Neely.
Dan is perhaps best known for his work in pop music, having arranged most of the breakout Lana Del Rey album, Born to Die, and the entirety of the successful follow-up, The Paradise Edition. In addition, Daniel is credited with producing and co-writing several hit singles, including, Blue Jeans, Ultraviolence, Once Upon a Dream, Bel Air, and the Golden Globe nominated title track for the Tim Burton film, Big Eyes. Once upon a Dream was the closing credit song as well as a different version he composed for the marketing campaign .
As an independent artist, Dan’s work has been recorded by the Budapest Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as featured in several films, television series, and advertisements.
He recently composed the music for the film Gully. Samples of his music from the score were used in the soundtrack featuring Snoh Aalegra, Dua Lipa, and Gary Clark Junior. Dan also scored a documentary titled “Helen,” produced by Chris Pratt, and is currently composing music for Niall Breslin’s Mindfulness Podcast (Elektra), the number one mental health podcast in the US in 2020.
In addition to composing, Dan also works with major label acts such as GIGI (Interscope) and Abby Roberts, who is doing an arena tour with Halsey in the summer of 2022.