Alice D, Exclusive Interview, Music, New Single, TotalNtertainment

Alice D speaks to TotalNtertainment

we got the time to have a quick chat with Alice D about her new single, and more. See what she had to say here

With the release of her latest single ‘Nervous’ just a few days ago, we got the time to have a quick chat with Alice D about her new single, and more.

1. Thanks for your time Alice, how is life treating you at the moment?

Hi there, life is great at the moment..can’t complain when the sun is shining in London. It’s been amazing releasing new music after working so hard on it all for the past year!

2. Let’s talk about your new single “Nervous”, theme-wise it feels like a song inspired by personal experiences and thoughts, is that the case and, if so, what triggered the inspiration?

Initially I wrote “Nervous” for women who are seen as difficult if they simply have an opinion or are confident. The song then opened up to society as a whole and the standards people are unfairly held to. I wanted the song to be an anthem for those who are unapologetically themselves and to not waste time on people who are fearful of difference. LISTEN HERE.

3. The single is taken from your upcoming EP, does the rest of the material follow similar themes?

The next single actually follows a similar theme but I think the overriding theme of the whole EP is strength. I cover empowerment, setting boundaries, toxic relationships and overcoming them, love and everything in between- hopefully there’s something on there for everyone!

4. The EP follows your 2021 release, how do you think you have changed as an artist and a person during that time?

As the title “Into the Light” suggests, I feel I have stepped into my own light and am completely comfortable in myself. I used to often doubt my abilities but with this project I feel like I’ve really grown as an artist and person, finding a sound that truly resonated with me and represented me. Lyrically I think this is some of my best work yet.

5. The new material sees you writing songs of defiance and empowerment, what has been the most important lesson you’ve learned during your time in the music business?

To never give up. I’m still not where I want to be but it’s all stepping stones in the right direction. You have to have tough skin and be prepared for rejection, but music is subjective so don’t get disheartened the first time you hear “no” – stay true to yourself and always make the music you want to make.

6. And what advice would Alice D give a female artist who wanted to break into the music business?

Don’t feel pressured to look or sound a certain way, being you is your superpower. I think also make sure you have someone who is in your corner and won’t allow anyone to take advantage of you.

7. Going back, music has been a huge part of you and your family’s lives. What were your early memories and which artists had the biggest impact on you as a person?

A real mix of music was always playing in our household and I grew up watching my parents perform and write songs at our kitchen table. My dad was a dancer for my Mum and they’d sometimes rehearse dance routines in our living room! I’ve always felt a special connection to music and wrote my first song with my dad aged 11, I remember loving the whole process of writing and recording on a mic.
In terms of artists, I used to love Mariah Carey’s album “Butterfly,” Brandy’s “Never Say Never” – and Aaliyah’s “I Care 4 U” – they were always in constant rotation!

8. I read your father was a dancer for both Michael Jackson and Tina Turner, he must have had some incredible stories to tell you? Do you have any favourites?

My dad is in the video for “Steamy Windows” by Tina Turner, which is amazing to see! He’s had such a great career travelling the world dancing. My dad still has this badge given to him from Michael Jackson’s hat that he’s always treasured as he’s a superfan!

9. Just for fun now, if you had the ability to do magic like the characters from Harry Potter, how would you use it?

The obvious one- to be able to fly!

10. Thanks for your time and good luck with the EP, just to finish off, what can we expect from Alice D for the rest of 2022?

Thanks so much! My EP is out in September with another single so the focus will be on that. I’d love to start doing some live shows / support slots with a band – create a proper show!