Singer, songwriter, and dancer Danielle Lyndsay, is a D.C. native and musical prodigy bred from birth! Her father, a popular District of Columbia vocalist taught her at an early age the importance of stage presence and owning the spotlight by commanding the audience’s attention with the drop of the first beat until the last note is sung. Her fiery approach to song structure and raw movement through her extensive dance training is possessive in nature, making her a musical force to be reckoned with.
She released her album “From The Ashes” with her leading single “Lie to me” allowing her fans to feel a more vulnerable side to Danielle Lyndsay. "Lie To Me" begins with an immediate melodic instrumentals before Danielle’s sensitive and emotional vocals transitions in, setting the mood for the entire song in the beginning. “Lie To Me” is a single where we can allow the music to vent for us. Danielle’s projects the pain, passion, and the impotent feelings she had locked in. You can tell the songwriting to this single was something personable to Danielle and it’s something relatable to all of us.
If you don’t allow this song to captivate your emotions where you feel as if you need to cry it out in silence then you’re listening to the powerful song all wrong! The dynamics and pressure Danielle put on us is impeccable and chilling! The augmented love bop allows you to place your mind in a defenceless state to become cleansed of your negative emotions and to leave the song with much power!
Listen to "Lie To Me" here and get to know Danielle Lyndsay in our interview below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
I’m Danielle Lyndsay, a singer/songwriter/dancer from Washington, D.C. Music has always been a part of my life, but I decided to make it my career 8 years ago. I was in my junior year in college and incredibly unhappy, so I turned to poetry. From that I realized that I love to write. A family member gave me an opportunity to sing a hook on a rap record, so I wrote that, came up with a melody and arranged my vocals. After hearing myself on the track, I knew that I had to make a change in my life. I left school, wrote an EP with the same family member, who has since turned into my writing and business partner/producer and the rest is history.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
I write my own music along with my writing partner. I’m fortunate enough to have my writing partner who is a really good lyricist; he comes up with lines and concepts really easily and I come up with melody fairly easily. If I’m writing by myself, I love to sit alone with my song book and write a concept. Whatever I write, I try to make it very honest and relatable. My favorite thing to write about is love and heartbreak which you hear a lot about on my new EP “From the Ashes”.
We’re loving your new song "Lie To Me"! Can you tell us a bit about it?
“Lie to Me” is probably one of the hardest songs I’ve had to write. It started out as words that I carried around with me for a year before I knew what I wanted it to sound like. It’s dark, but very vulnerable, and it gives you a deep look into someone who needs to be lied to by their significant other and by themselves in order to tolerate a relationship they know they shouldn’t be in. Once I heard the idea my producer came up with for the beat and the bridge, I fell in love, took a night by myself and recorded it. The final record you hear is the original demo.
Where did the inspiration behind "Lie To Me" come from?
“Lie to Me”, like all the songs on the EP, was directly inspired by a very toxic and abusive relationship I was in for many years. Once I was finally out and had a clear mind I realized how long I had been lying to myself, trying to convince myself that the relationship was healthy and what I had been allowing that person to tell me in order to keep me happy. The sound of the track and the vocal effects are intentionally heavy and altered to make the listener feel the same sense of drowning that I felt for so long.
What’s next for you in 2019?
2019 is a time I see as my official rebirth “from the ashes”. It’s time to show my growth and strength as an artist and as a woman. All of the songs on the EP with the exception of “Bad for My Health” were written between 2011 and 2016. So many things since then have changed. I’ve found new love and a new confidence that I’m ready to share with the fans. I’ve found a new side of my voice, my creativity, and my writing ability I didn’t know I had through taking such a long time away. 2019 is the time to share and truly show fans what Danielle Lyndsay is capable of.
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