Originally hailing from the West coast of Wales, singer/songwriter Danielle Lewis gained attention with her Live Forever EP in 2018, its bold authenticity began to attract attention on a wider scale, including that of Super Furry Animal Cian Ciaran, who even offered to remix its title track.
Returning in 2019, Danielle grew her reputation with the acclaimed single A Woman Like You, an empowering track that expanded into the realms of dream pop and drew warm comparisons to Karen Carpenter. With her live plans shelved in 2020, Danielle took the opportunity to release two further tracks: Life of Worth and Flower, each of which find the singer delving into new sonic territory.
Danielle’s self-composed new single, Help Me is produced by Secondson (who also contributes acoustic guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer) and was recorded at Cardiff’s Sail Loft Studios before mixing and mastering was contributed by Leon West at Cardiff’s After Life Studios, with additional engineering by Thomas V Westgård .
Danielle Lewis discusses her Music DNA with Andy Howells.
What was the first song that made an impact on you?
Alison Krauss – Down to The River to Pray. I first heard this song when I was about 8. It was on a movie soundtrack album in the house and I played it on repeat for hours.
What was the first single or download you bought?
I was quite late to downloading, but I remember having Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold. I used to sing this at my school concerts a lot.
What was the first album you owned?
I had a lot of my mother’s country music tapes and CD’s about the house growing up and remember going out to buy Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now album and we’d play it in the car driving to gigs.
What’s your constant go to track?
Townes Van Zandt – If I Needed You
What’s your constant go to album?
Joni Mitchell – Blue
Who’s your latest music discovery?
Ariane Zita from Montreal. Her album Beige is beautiful.
What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?
I would say Live Forever. I feel it encompasses my growth, acceptance, and kindness to everything that surrounds me.