An Interview With The Canadian Singer-Songwriter DANI LE ROSE!
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
Get to know Dani Le Rose! She spent her younger years studying various styles of dance and was classically trained in both voice and piano in Alberta, Canada. She has also spent as much time as possible in the recording studio developing her sound, working with anyone and everyone she could to build on her connections to craft and mold into her unique sound and style.
Her dedication and constant “move-forward” work ethic ended up landing her profound performances, including opening and performing alongside artists Elle King, Zella Day, Matthew Good, Divine Brown, and USS.
Rose’s new single “The Maze” is an empowering, upbeat pop song with 80s synths and contemporary production stylings. The music video for it is a captivating, expertly choreographed, engrossing visual, showing off Dani’s personality in every frame.
Watch the new video here: https://youtu.be/g2Xt9qZvks8?t=13
Learn more about Dani Le Rose in the following All Access interview:
Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
Music is crucial for me in certain times in my life and sometimes I just don’t feel like making music at all LOL. I LOVED music growing up, i loved writing songs, singing, dancing and playing the piano. I don’t think I ever decided to be a musician, it was just something I started doing naturally.
Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what else could you see yourself doing? Would you be as fulfilled in life?
Hmmm. I’m super fascinated with psychology and always think it would be a dope career choice.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
I don’t think I ever expected how challenging it would be. I thought it would be easy to make an album, get on the radio and tour…. but unfortunately it’s not that simple. You need money, and a lot of it to market your music properly and most indie artists just don’t have the financial support.
Let’s talk about your newest single, “The Maze.” What was the inspiration for this track?
The inspiration at the time was to sit in a room with some songwriters I love and respect just create something. We didn’t plan it, it just flowed out of us naturally that day.
What was it like making the music video for “The Maze”? How creatively involved with the making of it were you?
I’ve always been a big part of my music videos. I love co-creating the story with my directors and adding some of my own weird branding and flare to visually connect with the audience. The Maze is such a fun song, I wanted the video to reflect that feeling and vibe.
Do you plan to release more new music soon and a full collection of new songs?
I do. I am in the middle of releasing music with my band Jade The Moon so you should be hearing more from Dani Le Rose in the fall after the JTM record comes out!
Where can people see you perform next? Do you plan to tour at all this summer or later this year? What has been a favorite performance of yours so far?
I don’t have any performances planned until 2020. I just did a showcase at The Drake Hotel in Toronto recently and it was such a blast. Can’t wait to do more.
How do you think you have grown as a musician since you first started singing and writing songs?
In so many ways. My songwriting, confidence and voice have all improved over the years. I feel more confident human being, woman and artist more now then I ever had. I’ve recently gotten over the need to impress people which feels like a powerful place to be.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now? What has social media done for your career?
Oh man. I honestly don’t really like it. I find it to be silly sometimes. I use Instagram the most but sometimes I just don’t know why people want to spend so much time on their phones looking at other people living their lives. I guess that’s where we are in this modern digital society but I’m not sure how I feel about it. Social media has been great in some ways and very frustrating in others.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
I’m inspired by so many artists. I like many genres of music but I mostly connect with a great song. Great songs can be dressed up in any way possible be it country, rock, pop, blues etc. I don’t really follow one specific artist so this is a hard question for me to answer.
If you had an unlimited budget and your schedule was free, what would your dream music video look like?
My friend @zeustate and I do a lot of really strange but amazing photo shoots together. I’d love to just go to a bunch of vintage stores in Europe, buy the most interesting clothes we can find and film a video in Paris. I won’t say anything more cause then id be giving away my ideas…. haha
Where would you absolutely love to hear one of your songs? On a TV show, in a movie or elsewhere?
As the main song for any hit tv show or even just hearing my song on the radio would be cool.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
I hope it makes them feel.
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about your music?
A lot of the songs subconsciously mean something. Sometimes I don’t realize what they mean at the time of writing but I’ll realize later what the song was about.