Five Questions With Dani Doucette

Toronto, ON-based R&B/Pop artist DANI Doucette has released her newest single, “Selfish”. The single is written about a past relationship that turned from love into more of a friendship. Over the few years together love fizzled out. It was selfish of her to stay and take his time when she wasn’t willing to try and was already looking for someone else.

“Selfish” was produced by Anthony Wright, and follows her previous releases, “This Christmas (You & Me)”. Stay tuned for her next release in 2021, the upcoming “Craved”.

Check out “Selfish” below, and find out more about DANI Doucette via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Why Hello!, my name is DANI Doucette, a Toronto Pop Artist taking strides on the rise.    Although falling in the POP lane, you hear bits of Disco and throwback vibes to 90s RNB and Dance. I like to think I’m a creative lyrical and melodic storyteller. I take everyday things I see and fabricate and make them something to dance to or vibe with.  I like writing happy sad songs, anything with some alluring emotion but also makes you dance. Lately, I’ve been getting references to Dua Lipa, and Kylie Minogue.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My history in music started before birth. I come from a highly musical lineage. Everyone on my father’s side, there are a lot of them, plays an instrument. So on my entry into the world, I was almost guaranteed to have a mic in my hand.  The first song I remember ever writing was “Sunworld”, a little snappy tune when I was just 6. In the front room of our home, laying on the floor in the sun beside my piano.

How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?

During the pandemic, I immediately tried to find the silver lining. I started writing and releasing music one single at a time, and said YES to every drive-in concert being organized. The bigger picture of my story is my daily motivation. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster, hey I’m an artist, but, I have been preparing for when this is over and using that as my primary focus. When the stages open again I’ll have a whole next level show and all the work I’m doing now will elevate my performance tenfold. I’ve also used this as a time to collab with some global EDM producers, something a little different for the catalogue.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

SELFISH is the newest edition online. To me, it’s the entry point, after “GO” which was released in summer 2020, to show some of my lyrical sass and rawness. Its fuzzy synth lines and upfront storytelling vocals are a total mood. When working on the track I wanted to have a strong and flirtatious feel and message, however, the lyric itself is all woman empowering. Choosing what you want and not being sorry for your actions in a way. I am extremely excited to release the follow-up tracks set to release March 2021, one of which is CRAVED.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

I have always been a HUGE Canadian music/artist fan. My father took me to my first concert as a little girl, it was Amanda Marshall. I just remember crying I was so moved by her emotion. And that’s what I wanted to do. Make people feel incredible emotion and captivate them. I still like to listen to her older CDs. Currently, I have to say during covid my Canadian artist family has been tight, and I’d like to use this as an opportunity to shout out the artists that have been cross-promoting and lifting each other up. The Command Sisters, Karl Wolf, Noa, Valerie, TOME, ELKO, itsBrooklyn, Saint Misha, and Logan Staats. I’ve had my head in my music, and so have these artists. so I listen to and support my friends.

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