SMN INTRODUCING: Emily Daccarett

Fashion Designer and Singer/Songwriter/ Producer, Emily Daccarett is constantly trying to blur the lines between fashion and music. Her songs are ambient synth-pop with blends of 70’s French rock and reflect the collections she is designing.

Tell us about yourself.

 

When did the band start?

The band started on September 2019, but I have been making music with my producer S. Peace Nistades since 2014.

Where are you from?

I’m based out of LA. Before settling down in Los Angeles, I lived in Kansas, Arizona, Honduras, and France.

How did you start?

I’m a fashion designer and for my debut runway show, I had produced a short film to show before the catwalk started. Getting the license of the French song (‘Je t’aime, moi non plus’) I wanted to use was taking too long, so we decided to go with our plan b, to work with a film composer. Because I speak and write in French, he asked me to write a couple lines. We started working on the song right away and I fell in love with song writing. Since then we collaborated on original music for my collections. Overtime I felt the drive to learn how to produce myself. I wanted to write music in the same way I design collections; working with colour, texture, mood, etc. I took some time to learn different software and work on my writing. That’s how my ep, ‘Cannibal’ began. After I had the demos ready, I went back to my producer and we started working on my newly discovered sound.

What style of music do you class yourselves as?

It’s a blend of 80’s pop, dream pop, and 70’s rock with a cinematic flair.

Who are the biggest bands influences?

Blondie, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Michael Jackson, Vanessa Paradis, Carla Bruni, and Serge Gainsbourg.

Are you signed to a record label?

To my own indie label, Emily Daccarett Music

Plans for the year.

 

What are the bands plans for this year?

For this year I have a couple singles dropping. The first ‘Love Chain’ out on February 14th (a Valentine’s Day love song). We started working on the concept of my new album. It will blend the retro style I began with in 2014 and the new style I developed on Cannibal. I’m very excited for this new project and we plan to bring on musicians I worked with in the past and my new bandmates. I’m not your typical band. As a designer I treat each new song or songs as a chance to create a new story, and this allows me to collaborate with different musicians depending on the style.

I’m also working on developing an active wear line inspired by my ep Cannibal and will feature the anime inspired characters I created to represent each song off the Ep.

Do you have any tours booked?

No not this year, 2020 is a year of creating! Hopefully 2021!!

New releases?

Yes! ‘Love Chain’ is releasing on February 14th. I wanted to write a holiday song and Valentine’s day just felt right. It is a love song, it’s not meant to be just for the holiday, but I wanted to make that connection with this song. I got to work with my friend Klara G from Sweden who is a beautiful singer and let’s just say it’s not your typical duet!

Where do you hope to see yourself in 12 months’ time (realistic)?

I hope to be promoting my new album, we have a loose deadline by September. Also book a couple of local gigs in LA to perform the new songs live. This will also mean coming up with choreography, as I like to add a bit of theatrics into my performance. I grew up watching the duo group ‘Pimpinela’ and ‘ABBA’ with my mom, she is a big fan of them and I can create my taste of 70’s and 80’s songs to her. I like to create an atmosphere where the audience feels like they are a part of the story too. Lastly have my activewear line out and available and have produced 2 music videos.

Questions to close with.

 

What can people expected from your stage show if they are coming to see you live?

They can expect a throwback to live shows from the 70’s, with some acting and dancing to convey the mood of the story. If possible, I sometimes have my short films play as we perform the music live in the middle of the show. I also design and sew the outfits on stage, so you can expect my fashion designs of the moment!

Give us one word that you would describe your band?

Candid! I don’t know, we really enjoy the stage and enjoy playing together. What I love about music is you can show your vulnerability and quirks, something that I don’t feel like I can do in a fashion setting.

If there was one sentence that would relate to your band as a selling point what would it be?

Think of Blondie having a baby with David Lynch in 2025.

Lastly, tell us your ambitions for the next 12 months?

I’ve started developing the concept of my follow up album to my ep, ‘Cannibal’. It’s a bit ambitious, but my producer, Peace, and I are so excited. It’s still early in the process and can’t give too much away. I’m also working on producing some fun visual content for Cannibal: music videos, photoshoots, and more illustrations. I’m focused on expanding the world I created with Cannibal.