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INTERVIEW: Dakota Danielle

Hi Dakota, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi!! I have been great and thank you for this interview 🙂

Can you talk to us more about your song “One Church”?

Of course! This song is about my hometown. It’s a small town of 1600 people and it has one church and three bars. There is also one main road that runs through it. All of this helped put together the song. Overall, One Church is about common characteristics  that every small town has but yet there is something unique about the town I’m from.

Did any event inspire you to write this song?

No, I have always wanted to write a song about my town and how it has one church and three bars. I thought it would have a unique twist.  When I met Jessilynn I knew she would be the perfect person to write this song with because she was from a small town as well.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

Yes! I am wanting to do an acoustic video and music video for this song 🙂

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was fun and easy because me and Jessilynn both related to the small town topic we were shooting for.  The recording process was great as well!

What was it like to work with Mookie & Evan and how did that relationship develop?

Mookie and Evan were great to work with! I trusted their opinions and appreciated how honest they were. I felt like my song was in good hands and they shared the same vision as me. Mookie and Evan made the recording process enjoyable and comfortable. I was introduced to them through my PR Company (C2 Media Relations ).  I spent a few days playing my songs for them and getting to know them before we started to record and that helped create a good relationship.  Now I consider them not only great producers but great friends.

How much did he influence the song?

Mookie and Evan are great musicians and vocalists as well which shows in the production of One Church. Their unique vision and creativity really influenced my song. They came up with instrumental hooks, harmonies, and more that made my song build while it progresses without taking away from my vocals.

What role does Illinois play in your writing?

Illinois is where I grew up and I will always love going home to visit the small town I’m from. I feel like my writing is influenced by the relation to me living in a place where everyone knows everyone, backroads are a must, and farming/fields are everywhere!

How Dolly Parton and Chris Stapleton has influence your music?

Dolly Parton’s unique vocal performances have influenced me to be able to sing delicate but yet strong when delivering lyrics and Chris Stapleton has influenced me to sing with some soul. As a writer both these artists have influenced me by showing me that a good song will tell a story and touch the heart 🙂

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes! I am hoping to work on more music in the future. I have been writing a lot and am excited for people to hear new material.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I have no tentative release dates or tile in mind YET! 🙂

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes! I am playing in Illinois coming up and hoping to add more areas to my list of places to go and play.

What else is happening next in Dakota Danielle´s world?

New music and making memories as I go 🙂

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