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Interview: Danni X discusses her ethereal new single, ‘Shallow’

Following the breakout success of her sexually-charged debut “LU$T,” singer/songwriter Danni Eckstein (Danni X) is back with her brand-new single; the ethereally-charged, “Shallow.” Blending elements of rock, pop and electronic dance music (EDM), the poetic songstress has created an insatiable, bluesy anthem that exposes the facade of material relationships.

In addition to her new single, Danni X continues to regularly commute from the Denver area to Los Angeles and is currently involved in several projects; including a new track she’s writing with a Grammy-award winning piano player. If her recent track record is any indication, expect this single to be very special as well.

AXS recently spoke with Danni X about the single, “Shallow” and more in this new interview.

AXS: How has the reaction been to your recent single, “LU$T?”

DX: It’s been doing surprisingly well. We’ve already gotten thousands of streams since its release. This next song should expose more people to my music and build upon what I’ve already got going on.

AXS: Can you tell me the origin of your new track, “Shallow?”

DX: It was about a guy in the music industry I dated. It wasn’t so much a relationship as it was me being drawn to the facade he had put on and his influence. At the end of the day, I realized there was just no substance there and he was trying to win me over with material things and titles. That’s how it came about.

Click here to listen to Danni X’s new single, “Shallow.”

AXS: Do random events in your life usually trigger songs?

DX: It depends. I usually get inspired by random concepts. Sometimes, an event will trigger those concepts. There’s also recurring themes in my life that I tend to write about. Being raised as a young female who came from a Catholic upbringing and being subordinated certainly played a part; especially when they told me women can’t be priests. I’m a free spirit and not a conformist. That event inspired the rebel in me. The whole internal struggle of good versus evil. I’m hoping to show more of that side in my work to come.

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Interview: Singer/songwriter Danni X discusses her debut single, “LU$T”

Ethereal, haunting and groove-ridden are just some of the words to describe the music of singer/songwriter Danni Eckstein (Danni X). A poet and vocalist all her life, the beautiful songstress first made waves when the group she fronted was voted “Best Band in Jacksonville, Florida”. This led Danni to a development deal with MySpace Records, which was unexpectedly shelved when the label went under.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Danni X has now released her sexually-charged debut single, “LU$T”. A hook-laden, double entendre song that channels her creative passion while tastefully bridging elements of rock and electronic dance music (EDM).

“LU$T” is also a preview of Danni X’s upcoming EP, which will be released on July 27. AXS recently spoke with her about “LU$T” and more in this new interview.

AXS: How would you describe your sound?

Danni X: My music brings elements of rock and EDM together. Although I appreciate the new sounds and certainty that’s involved with creativity, a lot of the emotion and raw authenticity is missing from electronic music these days. My vision of combining rock and EDM takes the listener on an authentic, musical journey

AXS: Who are some of your musical influences?

DX: Lyrically, I’m inspired by classic rock and bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’m also influenced by the modern rock of No Doubt and The Cranberries. Bishop Briggs is another major influence. She’s bringing rock back in a cool way. As far as EDM goes, I’m influenced by artists like Hippie Sabotage and ODESZA.

AXS: Where do you draw inspiration for your music?

DX: It’s random and all depends on the song. Sometimes, I’ll be driving in my car or shopping in a grocery store and an idea will hit me that inspires a melody. Other times, I’ll bring a bunch of lyrics into a session and work with my producer to create songs out of them.

AXS: Where did the idea for your new single, “LU$T” originate?

DX: I wrote the main chorus for that song year ago, and a lot of it came from my Catholic upbringing. I grew up in Catholic school and was the girl who was always questioning. I’ve always written about contradicting the things I was taught because it registered with my own personal story. I finished the song after moving to Los Angeles. The contradicting nature and whole concept of “The City of Angels” felt really cool to me. The idea of the seven deadly sins and the faults of mankind also fascinated me, and lust was the number one cardinal sin. That’s how it came about.

Click here to listen to “LU$T”.

AXS: Let’s discuss another song on your upcoming EP, “Shallow”. What can you tell me about it?

DX: “Shallow” is about a brief relationship I had with someone in the music industry. I had become enamored with this person and the façade he had put on. After some time went by, I realized that all he was doing was trying to win over my affection with money and other things. There was no deep connection. Everything was on the surface. One night, I went on an awful date with him and went home early. I knew I had a session the next day but woke up at four in the morning because I couldn’t sleep. I started writing. I went into the session later that day all fired up by the situation. My producer and I ended up writing and recording the entire song that day.

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