Chatterbox: Danelle chats to us about Marvin the Martin, Toronto, ‘Say No’ and working with French Braids

Hey, thanks for chatting to us . Could you tell our readers something about yourself that they might not find out otherwise?

My guitar’s name is Marvin the Martin. It’s a little acoustic/electric Martin that I tell all my secrets too.

How would you describe the sound you’ve crafted over your last few releases?

Sultry, moody pop. It is definitely influenced by an experimental sound I’ve been inspired by in Toronto and still incorporates the songwriting experiences I’ve had in LA.

What does the new single draw upon thematically?

It reflects on the inner conflict you face when trying to say no to a relationship. I wanted this song to represent the different mindsets you go through when letting go of something/someone that isn’t right.

Did the track evolve significantly in the studio from the original demo?

It actually stayed pretty close to the original demo French Braids and I created. It started with a couple of moody synths and we just built on top of it from there. We first created the song at a session in LA and French Braids would continually work on it in Toronto. I think the track blends what the two cities mean to me sonically and lyrically. 

Is it part of a larger project, an EP or album?

Yes, it’s the first single coming off of my upcoming EP “For Love”. The album releases in September. There will be four songs included. Most of the producers on the album are from Toronto which is a really cool thing for me.

What do fans have to look forward to over the next few months?

New music and maybe even a couple of shows.


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