Interview with Gemma Danielle

To anyone new to your music, name 3 words that best describe your sound.

Dramatic, Pop with a hint of Jazz

What made you decide that music is the right path for you?

My mum was a singer, and her side of the family are all musical, so I’ve always been surrounded by it. However, I was pushing against going into music for a long time as I suppose part of me wanted to find my own thing. It wasn’t until my late 20s that I realised the only time I wasn’t overthinking and felt completely myself was when I was singing and performing live. I sort of had an epiphany moment and understood that I was given this gift for a reason, and it was the path I was meant to take. I feel like I’m centred and aligned when doing my music.

What’s your writing process like? Do you write the music or lyrics first?

Lyrics come first!!I Most of the time I’ll journal and find it often comes out in rhyme. I allow my honest thoughts to come out on the paper and then I’ll find a beat online to start reading them over. I discover sections of the words flow and I’ll start to create a melody with them. I can get most of the song and structure done that way and then tweak it once I’ve sent it to one of my producers who will create the musical composition.

Do you prefer performing live or recording, and why?

Live! For me music is all about connection and there is no better feeling than performing for people and connecting on that deeper level. It sort of cuts through the awkward small talk and masks we put on ourselves and speak directly to the heart.

What’s the best advice you’d give to your younger self?

Just believe in yourself, stop comparing yourself to others and have fun!!

What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?

I’ve got my EP coming out towards the end of the year which I’m very excited about!! A couple of stripped back live acoustic versions of my songs and I’m working on a couple more singles. I’m also doing a sync album with my producer Gaddiel which is something a little
different to what I usually do.

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