Six Questions With Brit Daniels
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Next in the hot seat is Nashville-based indie pop singer Brit Daniels. We have had the privilege of featuring Brit Daniels here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. If you’re not familiar with her, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
I sing and write pop music – it kind of has darker but still current vibe about it. I’d say my newer stuff is a mix of Halsey, Selena Gomez, and Daya. I’m originally from the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. It’s funny because most people are surprised that I sing pop music when they find out I’m from Texas, rather than country music. I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. My mom knew I could sing when she caught me belting out “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in the backyard when I was 2 years old. She then helped me to hone in on my craft by helping me practice, as well as helping me get into the studio starting at the age of 13.
As an artist, how do you define success?
Honestly, I feel successful whenever I hear that someone loves my music or connects with my music. I write and sing so that I can put myself out there regarding my experiences in my music. So, I always find great joy in knowing that people are connecting with that and with me on a deeper level.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
Being totally transparent, my current biggest struggle is in deciding where I should be spending most of my time. I LOVE Nashville so much, and I work with so many amazing and talented people. There’s so much incredible pop artistry and creativity in Nashville, but the pop industry side is just now starting to move to Nashville. It’s just not completely there yet, so I’m in a bit of a debate of where I should be spending most of my time -between Nashville and LA.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
Of the songs I’ve released so far, I’d definitely say “Shadows.” However, I have another song called “Deja Vu” that should be coming out sometime in the near future that I’m absolutely obsessed with, and I could jam and sing that song all day, every day.
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
Currently one of my biggest influences is Selena Gomez. I love her airy and chill vibes in her music. It’s really cool and I tend to gravitate towards that when I write while also changing it up with a mix of power.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
I honestly do all kinds of things that inspire me. One of my favorite things to do is to be out in nature – I love to go hiking and just experience natural beauty. I also just love to be out and about and around people. The best way to gain creative inspiration is to just be out in the world and living life.