Emily Daccarett is a singer/songwriter and fashion designer. She has created her brand around the stories she tells through her music, designs, and visuals. Combining music and fashion to create a 360 degree, immersive experience for her listeners to escape deep into their imagination, if just for a moment.
Bridge: Please describe to our audience how you came about on the music scene?
ED: I started my career in fashion design and it was for my debut fashion show that I turned to a composer to bring to life the story of my collection. My entire collection had been inspired by the French song, Je t’aime, moi non plus, by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. I wanted to share that story and what better way than through music. I worked with Tiger House Films to produce a fashion film loosely inspired by their relationship and eventual break up which screened right before the models began to walk out. I worked with my producer and amazing composer S. Peace Nistades on the song we used for the film. I fell in love with songwriting, I thought I had to push that dream aside to succeed as a designer, but after that first writing session we kept at it. We worked on original songs for all my future collections and runway shows, up until I couldn’t fight the urge any longer to pursue my dream of being a musical artist. I took a year off to work on my craft and released my ep with my new introduction into the music industry.
Bridge: What are you doing to push a positive narrative as an artist and with your music?
ED: My music carries a message of hope and escapism. People are under so much pressure constantly that I want my music to help my listeners relax and dream away. I want my music to feel like a warm embrace available to anyone who needs it.
Bridge: Are there any rituals you have developed over the years that are helpful to your music making process?
ED: I love to have notebooks! I need to feel the pen and paper when I write. I like to lock myself in a room and let my pen flow. I’ll rewrite a line I like over and over when I’m blocked and if nothing pops up, I close my book and go to the gym or take a long bath!
Bridge: Could you talk about an UP you had in your career?
ED: An Up I’ve had has been having my song Red Light in the feature film, Black Jade, which is part of the LA Indie Film Fest Official Selection. The movie first premiered in Germany and finally has made its way to Los Angeles!
Bridge: Could you talk about a DOWN you had in your career?
ED: I’ve had many downs raging from all sizes. One that affected my confidence was hearing that my voice was not ideal to be used as the vocals for the songs I wrote. I had damaged my vocal cords and was slowly retraining myself how to sing, so I could have the range I had before. As hard as it was to hear, it pushed me to seek out vocal coaches who guided me and helped me strengthen my voice to how it was before.
Bridge: How do you think your experience has helped you shape your career and approach your music?
ED: It has helped me to be strong and stand by what I believe in and want to pursue. I don’t back down when doors close, I just look for another way to make it work.
Bridge: How did you develop your community of fans over the years?
ED: I’ve developed my community through my live shows and meeting them in person, also keeping in touch through my socials!
Bridge: Talk to us about your upcoming album. Give us all the details!
ED: We approached my album, Yours Always, as if we were writing a soundtrack to for a movie. We wanted it to feel nostalgic while at the same time modern. Each song has its own story arc that centers around love, loss, memory, and time. The album takes those individual stories to create one fluid story which feels like you are listening to a movie soundtrack.