Written By: Jayme Face
Brit Daniels is a Nashville based singer whose new song Eulogy is out now! She told us all about what inspired it and what we can expect from her next!
upfrontNY: Can you tell us about your new single “Eulogy” and what inspired it?
Brit Daniels: “Eulogy” is a break up anthem that was inspired by the last words to someone who is taking you for granted in a relationship. I love how unique this song is written & the different take that it has on a relationship ending. It’s all about knowing your worth & finding strength in being okay with letting someone go when they’re not treating you how you deserve to be treated. I love how this song infuses pop, rock and EDM elements as well – it has a cool, dark-pop vibe that makes it both fun while still presenting a deeper message.
upfrontNY: What can we expect from your upcoming music this year?
Brit Daniels: I have so much planned for this upcoming year that’s still in the works, so I can’t talk about everything just yet. However, I plan on writing and releasing more new music, which will have me working with people both here and in LA, so I’ll be traveling a bit. I love traveling, so I’m super pumped about this! I’ll also be continuing to release cover videos regularly, as I have been doing already! The best way to stay up to date with what I have going on is on all of my social media pages as well as snapchat! I post regularly on those, and I try to keep everyone in the loop as much as I can. 🙂
upfrontNY: Now you are a pop artist in Nashville, which has a very popular country scene, does that ever influence your music even though you are pop?
Brit Daniels: Nashville is 110% the country music capital of the world, but country music doesn’t influence my music in any way shape or form. I used to dabble in writing country music here and there when I first moved to Nashville, but since pop is really where my heart is, I tend to work with people who write mostly pop music and who classify themselves more in that realm rather than country. I’m super grateful that Nashville’s pop scene is growing at the moment! It’s definitely interesting to be a part of and watch before my own eyes.
upfrontNY: You were born and raised in Texas. What brought you to Nashville for your music as opposed to other big music cities?
Brit Daniels: I was honestly very torn between Nashville and LA when I was deciding to make the move. I love both cities so much, and I’m very fortunate that I get to spend quite a bit of time in both. Nashville is a music community that is so different from anywhere else, though. It’s extremely concentrated, and it’s so easy to stay connected with people and with happenings going on around the city. Everyone (for the most part) is very friendly and willing to connect and help in any way they can. Although I really do love this city, I do think it’s important to stay connected in other markets as well, and being in Nashville has really opened a lot of doors whenever I do go out to LA – people tend to take you more seriously if you come from one of the other cities where music is thriving. I can’t promise I’ll always call Nashville home forever, but it will always be one of my homes away from Texas for sure.
upfrontNY: You have a degree in radio, television, and film. How does that help you with your music career?
Brit Daniels: Having my degree in Radio, TV and Film has allowed me to get to know and understand the industry in ways that a lot of artists don’t really ever have the chance to. It’s offered me opportunities to learn some of the business aspects of the industry, which are super helpful to me as an artist. I feel like when I go into a lot of meetings I can talk to people on a level that some artists aren’t able to because I really get what they’re saying when it comes to a lot of different media aspects, and I’ve seen a lot of things happen first hand through my different experiences that my degree has allotted me.
upfrontNY: Since you have this degree do you think we will see any projects in the way of those outlets from you?
Brit Daniels: You’ll definitely be seeing some of my projects represented in these different outlets, but my music career is my first priority and my main focus. So, as of right now, I won’t be doing any projects that are specific to these outlets – although, I do think it would be cool to have my own radio show one day in the future.
upfrontNY: You have been interested in music from a young age, what kind of music did you grow up with and what has influenced you the most?
Brit Daniels: I grew up listening to pop music, which is why I’m a pop artist through and through. I’ve always loved pop, and those were the only types of radio stations I’d ever want to listen to. My mom was a huge country fan, so she wasn’t always happy when I’d change the station while we were in the car together. I’ve always had a love for pop music, and I’ve been rooted in it ever since I started to identify with what kind of music I liked rather than what was just being played around me. I think my love for pop at a young age has hugely influenced me over the years, and has really brought me to where I am now. I can’t see myself doing any other type of music, but I love playing with different variations of pop music because it has truly evolved so much over the years.
upfrontNY: What has been your most OMG moment of your career so far?
Brit Daniels: Well, I am a HUGE Texas Rangers baseball fan. I grew up not too far from the stadium and used to go to games all the time as a kid. Also, my dad was a police officer killed in the line of duty almost 7 years ago. These 2 things brought me to one of the coolest moments in my career thus far. A couple of years ago, I was given the opportunity to sing God Bless America at a Texas Rangers baseball game with close to 48 thousand people in attendance. It was also nationally televised and nationally broadcasted on radio. Former President George W. Bush was in attendance, and it was all to honor my dad! It was definitely the most memorable moment I’ve ever had.
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