We spoke with singer and songwriter, Brit Daniels recently about her music and her plans for the future. Tweet us at @veraciousmag1 and @BritDMusic on Twitter of which city she should visit for her future tour!
Make sure to watch her music video for her single, Shadows down below, and give it a “thumbs up”!
Interview by: Gabriel Dufour
You’re single “Eulogy” doesn’t hold its punches when describing the end of a relationship. Is a follow up album in production? If so, can we expect a similar badass theme to it?
As of right now, I’m planning on consistently releasing singles rather than an album. I want to make sure that I give every single a chance to have its own moment! I think every song I release shows a different theme and a different side to me, so everyone can expect to see that. Some of it will be big, heavy, vulnerable, etc. each in their own way!
How does your new single, “Shadows” compare to “Eulogy”?
They’re both darker pop songs with some EDM elements intertwined in. Eulogy has a tad of a rock vibe since there are real guitars throughout the song, but I love how this makes them both cohesive but still different. I also think it was cool to follow up a song about strength in a break up with a song about missing someone and thinking about someone because no matter how strong you are, you’ll always have those thoughts whether they’re good or bad. “Shadows” doesn’t necessarily describe what the background situation is, so it’s left up for interpretation.
Does the idea of a target demographic influence your music production? Do you have a target demographic? If so, what is it?
Honestly, it doesn’t. I always try to create in a vein that is current while still being true to myself and the style that I love. I have very commercial taste, so trying to create something that everyone will love is very me. I feel like when I write, I’m writing for me, though, so that’s normally my first focus. Most of what I’m going through is pretty relatable, though. So, as long as I feel like what I’m putting out is something people can listen to and go “I’m going through this exact thing” or “I remember when I went through that…”, that’s what i’m trying to achieve.
You released a music video for “Shadows” recently which premiered through Yahoo Music. How was it working with Yahoo on your music release?
Working with Yahoo was awesome! They have such a great reach, and I was so excited when I found out that they wanted to premiere the video. I grew up looking for music on Yahoo! Music, so it was a cool, full-circle moment.
What was the process like when writing, recording, and filming the video for your single “Shadows”?
Well, I started writing “Shadows” by myself so that I could really pinpoint the direction that I wanted it to go. Then, I took it into a session with one of my cowriters/producers, Jonathan Perkins, and we finished it up together and recorded it! I always love working with Jonathan because we vibe really well together when writing. Recording the video was a lot of fun as well! My friend, Preston Leatherman, directed it. He and I both have really goofy attitudes so it’s always fun when we work together! I had already told him all about this song that I wanted him to do the video for, and we both thought it would be cool to do a simple video with a lot of effects. It only took about 4 hours to film, and it turned out better than I could’ve imagined!
What inspires you to make music? What about the music industry makes you want to pursue a career in it? (Influence on society, personal passion, voice for the unheard, etc.)
Honestly, music (performing and creating) is something that has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. It’s what I feel I was created for. I love it, it’s been the main constant in my life, and it’s the only thing I can see my self doing. I love creating music that people can relate to. If I can help people get through a situation or see a situation in a different light, then I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to 🙂
What will set you apart from other artists in your career?
One thing that I’ve taken the time to do is really get to know who I am as an artist – what I want my sound to be, what my style is, what my platform is, etc. I also took a little time to learn some of the business aspects of the industry, so I feel like I can walk into meetings and stuff and know what people are talking about when it comes to the business side of the industry.
Some artists like to experiment with music styles along their careers, while others enjoy thriving in a specific genre. Which type of artist are you? If you enjoy experimenting, what types of music do you want to pursue? If you have found your niche, what about it stirs your passion for it?
I feel like my niche is definitely in pop music. I’ve been doing pop forever, and I just LOVE it. I love that there are so many different kinds of pop & pop lyrics and melodies are being used all across the board, so it’s cool that it always stays fresh. It makes me fall in love with pop music all over again every time I write or record something new!
What should audiences know about you, and what should they look forward to in the future?
I honestly want people to know that everything they see from me is me in my purest form. I want people to feel like they know me and are always catching another glimpse into my life with everything I release into the world, and I hope they can connect with me through those things! I also always try to respond to people (sometimes it may take me a little bit to get back though), so please reach out to me! I love talking with everyone! I fully plan on releasing singles consistently. I have a few things on the horizon that I can’t talk about quite yet, but there are more releases coming soon 🙂