Dana’s song “Egyptian Luvr” w/ rappers Rejjie Snow & Aminé and produced by Kaytranada was just featured by Spotify’s New Music Friday, Billboard, Fader, Pitchfork, etc this week. Her solo single There You Go by Dana Williams is out now (1/12) on all music services: Spotify, Soundcloud , Apple , etc along with a YouTube Lyric Video It’s a nostalgic ballad layering Dana’s vocals over a simple acoustic guitar. The song is a nostalgic ballad layering a simple acoustic guitar under Dana’s stunning vocals crooning about regaining strength after heartbreak. Written by Dana and Harlan Silverman, the song leans more folk than her normal acoustic soul offerings.
Often referred to as a modern-day Ella Fitzgerald, Dana is known for her enchanting vocals mixing jazz, folk and soul. Dana’s August single ” Honey ” was a Spotify Fresh Find and Best of 2017 Six Strings, she was recently featured in Billboard, had the only original song in Oscar nominated “Whiplash” and starred/performed in a national Apple Commercial. Her last single ” Fragile Ego ” was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Folk and Feminist Friday playlists.
Hear her latest “There You Go”:
Girl Gang got to do an exclusive Q&A with Dana:
- What was the moment you knew you wanted to pursue music?
“It was never an exact moment. I grew up in a musical family so I always surrounded by musicians and the music business. I knew I was always going to work in music, but I didn’t know in what capacity.”
- You obviously found huge songwriting success. Love love love your sound and your stories! What’s the key to good songwriting?
Ha! Thank you so much for the kind words. Songwriting can be tough. I think it is important to be honest. Specifically, you have to be honest about the subject matter and with yourself in general. You have to write about what you know. I also think it is important to expose yourself to all types of music.
- What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m really good at whistling.
- What’s your one piece of advice you’d give to any young artist just getting started out there?
I’d say just, stick to what you believe in and don’t underestimate your abilities.
- Do you think being a woman in the music industry has affected your career? If so, how?
I think people of different genders in music or in any industry definitely have different experiences. I am extremely grateful to be able to share my voice as a woman.
Dana Williams’ Girl Gang Picks
“Wilson, Lianne La Havas and Billie Eilish right now. So good!!!”
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