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Emily Daccarett Interview – “You never know when opportunity can arise”

With an album release in the coming months, we asked a few questions to Emily Daccarett, who detailed her favourite artists, the disconnect between popular musicians and fans, and her advice for those trying to make it in the music industry.

Any new projects going ahead for 2020?

Yes! I’m working on my new album, which is scheduled to come out later this year. It’s definitely been interesting having to work on this album virtually, we are figuring things out as we move forward. I have a few live stream concerts coming up soon and I am also working on more visual content.

Who would you say are your biggest influences?

My biggest influences are Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Vanessa Paradis, David Bowie, Kate Bush, and Lana Del Ray.

Favourite albums?

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, Historie de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg, Born to Die by Lana Del Rey, and Let’s Dance by David Bowie.

Have there been any major changes to the music scene in the time your band has been performing?

There has been a shift in DIY artists having a bigger platform, and the appeal of their direct access to their fans via social media. We have seen established artists try to relate the same way and it normally doesn’t come off very genuine or authentic because it’s not really. Of course, there are exceptions, but generally it seems too produced and calculated.

Advice for new musicians looking to survive?

Don’t be afraid to branch out and be ready to wear different hats. You never know when an opportunity can arise and the more skillsets you attain, the better chance you have to take those opportunities.

Anybody you would like to collaborate with in the future?

Vanessa Paradis or Lana Del Ray.

Ewan Gleadow
Ewan Gleadow
Editor in Chief at Cult Following | News and culture journalist at Clapper, Daily Star, NewcastleWorld, Daily Mirror | Podcast host of (Don't) Listen to This | Disaster magnet

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