What is your name?
Hi! My name is Brit Daniels.
What is your genre of music?
I sing and write mainly Pop music! I do dabble in writing some other genres, but when it comes to me as an artist, I’m Pop all the way.
Give us a little bio about you.
So, I started singing at the age of 2 years old when my mom caught me singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” as loud as I possibly could. From there I would always sing and perform in front of my family, but I was really shy and wouldn’t sing in front of anyone else. Then, one day when I was in my middle school math class, it came up in conversation that I sang, and my friend told everyone that I was really good (I think she had heard me sing like once ever) and when class was over, I got cornered in the hallway by about 15 people and was heavily encouraged to sing right then and there. So I just blurted out something acapella, and it’s like that moment broke me from my shyness completely. Everyone was talking about that at school for awhile, and that was the point where I started entering talent shows both in school and locally and nationally. I also started recording demos in studio, which was heavily encouraged by my mom, and I’m so thankful she did push me to start doing that because now it’s one of the places I’m most comfortable and creative. I started dabbling in writing at this time, but nothing was ever that deep because I hadn’t really experienced anything that was emotionally heartwrenching. It wasn’t until my dad passed away that songwriting really started to make sense to me. It was my outlet and helped me deal with emotions that I didn’t know how to deal with. Once I started really writing and performing the songs I had written, I was like “Woah, I was created for this, and I need to do whatever it takes to make this happen”, so I picked up and moved to Nashville and it is a decision that I have never once regretted. I have been through many ups and downs in this industry, but it’s my love for the art and the collaborative environment that keep me going!
What made you go in to music?
There was never like this “aha!” moment or thing that made me go into music! Music has truly been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It really is a part of me and will never fade.
Are you a signed?
I am not currently signed, but hopefully that will change soon 🙂
You have a debut single ‘ Deja Vu , tell us more about the single.
“Deja Vu” is a really vibey, moody song with lyrics that are about as honest as it gets when dealing with the same red flags over and over again in a relationship. I wrote this song with Jonathan Perkins, and he produced it, and it’s probably my favorite song I’ve ever released thus far!
What is the meaning behind the Single.
“Deja Vu” is about dealing with the same things (red flags) over and over in a relationship but still having a tie to that person. Still wanting to be with that person even though nothing is going to change. It’s like you’re in a constant state of Deja Vu.
Describe the track in two words.
Vulnerable & honest
What was the writing process like?
“Deja Vu” was an idea that came to me when I was walking through some things with this guy that I had been “dating” (what does that even mean now days? haha) for about 3 months. In the beginning everything was great and it seemed like he was going to be so different than all the guys I had dated in the past, and then red flags started to fly. He started doing all of the things that guys in the past had done that were deal breakers for me, and I was like “nooooo. Why is this happening now? It’s like Deja Vu because it’s always the same thing”. And then I was like waaaait, yes, I’m writing that. So I took the idea into a co-write that I had coming up with Jonathan, and he loved the idea so we just went with it from there and it evolved into this really honest and moody song about one relationship in particular, and I just love it so much because I walked through it. This song is as real as it gets.
What was the recording process like?
Well, Jonathan produced it, and by the time we wrote/worked on this song, we had become more like friends than just people who wrote together, so it was a really fun process! We wrote it, and then Jonathan built the track out for it, and then I came back and did vocals. We recorded it at his house, so it was SUCH a chill session, and I was so happy with the finished project!
Who did you work with on the Single with?
Jonathan Perkins! He’s a bomb writer/producer/friend/human!
Will we see a music video?
You will! It’s going to be a VERY different music video, but it’s going to be cool and artsy. It’s been in the planning process for a little bit, so we’ll be shooting it soon, and you can expect to see it around May is the plan. You heard it here first!
Will we see a EP or album and if so what can we expect?
So, as an independent artist, it makes more sense for me to just release singles at the moment that way I can put all of my energy and resources into that release! Hopefully one day I’ll do an ep or album, but for now, just sticking to releasing singles really consistently that way you always have something new on the horizon to listen to!
Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?
I have a few one off shows in Nashville coming up that are already booked, and I’m working on booking more. I’m also working on booking shows in Los Angeles and Dallas (my hometown)! Would love to get something in NY too, but haven’t gotten that far quite yet.
What else can we expect in 2019?
You can expect more music, some cool visuals/videos to go along with that music, shows, and a few other exciting things I can’t talk about just yet, but soon! So, be on the lookout!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
I actually don’t as far as artistry goes- I collaborate with a lot of upcoming songwriters/artists as writers. I would love to work on some re-mix/feature opportunities with some DJs too, so working on that as well!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
ABSOLUTELY! I love collaborating with people who have a cool vibe/sound. I’m always down to work with new people! They can just contact me for now on any of my socials – I read/respond to pretty much everything!
Do you play any instruments?
I dabble in guitar, but I hate playing live because I love to work a stage! When writing, I feel most comfortable toplining because I loooove working with producers!
Who are your influences?
I’d say my top influences are Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels, and Halsey.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Life Experiences. Whether they’re mine, or someone I’m close to, Hearing about or living through experiences always give me really great inspiration! Or sometimes I’ll even hear a phrase or something and I’ll be like “oh that’s a cool title”, and then I’ll think of something to relate to that and write about it.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years, I hope to be either headlining a world tour, or I hope to be on a tour with someone I admire and look up to *cough* Katy Perry *cough* or any other talented musician that I look up to – there’s a few for sure.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Haha, sleep. Just kidding, kind of. I love to go hiking, I do a lot of Pilates – when my body feels good, everything else just works better, I love to travel and experiences new places and cultures, I love to hang out with my friends and family. Normal things! Oh, and I always love to try new restaurants because aside from music, food is life.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Honestly 90s music is what heavily influenced me when I was first starting music. NSYNC, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera. That’s what I grew up on, and that’s what made me fall more in love with the industry.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To always be kind to people because you never know what someone else is walking through, or you never know who is going to end up where and in what position.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Champion other people, don’t look at them as competition. I think that’s a mistake a lot of people make. In this day and age, there really can be a place for everyone, and we should support one another because this industry is not easy. Plus, the only people that are going to really get what you’re going through are the people who are also doing it.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
This is probably lame and cliche, but “Treat people how you’d like to be treated”. I think if we could just try to put ourselves in the other person’s position, or at least try to see things from their point of view, things would be much more peaceful. It just takes a conscious effort, that’s it.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
So I’m from Dallas/Fort Worth originally, and I definitely think The Stockyards is a must visit. It just has this really cool, old-town vibe, and you could literally spend the whole day there. Plus, the BBQ is really really good.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
My bed. If I’m being honest. Haha or probably my friend’s house to fill them in on all the things.
2/ Who do you see first?
My friends – probably all of them at once honestly (we do a lot of girls night/get togethers)
3/What do you eat first?
Two Ten Jack – my favorite restaurant in Nashville, hands down.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My Westone in ear monitors and all that come with them – literally help me take my show to another level!
Entertainer’s Secret – the best stuff for your throat if you’re singing for long-ish periods
Chapstick/lip gloss – my mom used to always tell me I need to put something on my lips, so she engraved it in my brain.
This is a weird one, but a jacket, unless I’m performing outside and it’s hot. I literally always have some sort of jacket on in my live shows – I like to be able to change my outfit up by starting with it, and then taking it off or something. I feel like it always adds something extra to my look (I own some cool jackets).
Comfy shoes! I typically perform in heels, so I always need my comfy shoes to wear to walk around and talk to people. Don’t worry, they’re cute. lol
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes! I mainly use Instagram, and I always try to engage with everyone on there