What is your names?
What is your genre of music?
I consider myself a Pop singer-songwriter.
Give us a little bio about you.
I am Daniella Spadini, I am 21, and I’m from the rural valley of Northern California. Currently, I’m studying Songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. If you know me, you know I love dogs– specifically my dog, Max– and spending time with friends. Most of all, I love sharing my little songs with the world, and I hope people like them, too!
What made you go into music?
I began singing as I was learning to talk. As a toddler, I came up with a lot of little songs, as most kids probably do. When I got older, I think I realized that people are more willing to listen to you sing about how you feel than they are willing to listen in a conversation. I wanted to be heard, and in music, I found a way that was not only effective but therapeutic and fulfilling.
Who are your influences?
Growing up, my dad played a lot of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, as well as 60’s artists like The Beatles. My more modern influences include JP Saxe, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and recently, Maisie Peters.
Are you a signed?
I am currently an independent artist!
Your new single ‘7:30’ is out, tell us more about the single.
The first line of the song is, “You said you’d call at 7:30,” and I wrote most of it while waiting for that call. It’s a really emotional song for me to release because of how real I allowed myself to be while writing it. As far as the production, I put trust in my producers, Tucker Bickell and Ed Smith, to bring the song to life. I gave them this stripped, piano-vocal demo, and they really drove it to what it is now, with the guitar and live drums at the end.
What is the meaning behind the single?
7:30 is about finally realizing that the person who let you down is only ever going to let you down, which can make you feel so powerless. This song is about taking back that power in the final breath of a relationship. It’s claiming your own hurt and ending things on your own terms.
Who did you work with on the single?
It was produced by Tucker Bickell and Ed Smith, mixed by Stephen Trischitta, and mastered by Josh Sebek. The talented Mike Chapin is on live drums, and my friend, Dev Ryan, made the cover art!
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
Writing 7:30 was actually really easy! I gave myself permission to speak freely, and the final lyrics are pretty much directly from my journal. I immediately had the instinct to put it to music, so I sat at my piano and got to it. We recorded all of the vocals in Tucker’s apartment, and everything else from the drums to the mixing was done from everyone’s respective home studios.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
At the moment, my producers and I are trying to put out singles at a pretty regular rate. If at any point we feel the singles form a little song family, then it’d only make sense! 🙂
What else can we expect in 2021?
More! More love, more stories, and more music.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In five years, I would hope to still be surrounded by loving friends and family and making music.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
For music, I find myself constantly having to pause, reset, and remind myself to just. be. honest. There’s a lot of pressure to sing like this person or write like that person. I find the final product typically isn’t worth much if it isn’t authentic.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
It’s a little unconventional, but it’s important not to forget your “why” when you’re at a gig. If it’s a fun or casual thing, then your “why” is to help other people have a good time. If it’s a more emotional set, then being intentional with that emotion will make or break your performance. Other than that, I try to drink lots of water, warm up, have a reliable lip balm, and wear comfortable shoes!
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