Hi Dana, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thanks! I’m happy to be here. The last few days have been very hectic with the release of my new single.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Last Man Standing”?
I’m excited for the world to hear this new song. It’s an epic victory anthem! I wrote it as a call to action for everyone, especially women, to get up and go for it! I want to inspire and empower people to find their inner warrior so they can feel strong and capable to tackle life head-on!
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I’ve always been a rebel and as a woman I’ve had my fair share of criticism for basically ‘not being a man’. In “Last Man Standing” I make a statement about how women are as tough as men, and in ways even more so, because we have to fight that stereotype every day.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Not right now, but I already have the idea of a sports stadium and a big pyramid of cheerleaders mulling around in my head… If a video is released I want to make it epic like my other video’s!
How was the recording and writing process?
I recorded this song in Hollywood back in October with a new team. I had never been to LA and surroundings so that in itself was an adventure and I was excited to get to know this new part of the world! We wrote some things on the spot that week and recorded 4 songs in total, which was a lot of fun.
What role does Belgium play in your music?
My nationality is Belgian, but you could say I’ve been around in Europe and I have family in a few different countries. I consider myself a world citizen. My first experience as a recording artist was with my first EP that I recorded in New York. I live in Belgium now though and it is always great to come home. It’s familiar and easy, we have everything we need.. except good weather.. that’s something all Belgians will agree on, haha!
How has the 80s influenced your writing?
My mom always had music playing at home ranging from the 50s to the hits of the time. I grew up in the 80s-90s and the era of experimenting with new synth sounds really rubbed off on me. Take the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” for example.. who doesn’t go crazy when they play that record, even now!?