A group of Confetti degree students have recently produced and launched the fantastic Confetti Album 2020.
We spoke to Daveann Paddy – one of the artists featured on the album – about the story behind her track, and how she found the experience as a whole…
What’s your name and what course do you study at Confetti?
My full name is Daveann Paddy but my artist/stage name is D’ANN and the course I am studying is FdA Music Performance.
What made you choose Confetti to study music?
I decided to study at Confetti because I loved everything that it had to offer. I also loved the fact that the course is very hands on and practical, alongside the fact of there being many performance opportunities. I am a very practical person.
Who inspired you to make your own music?
The person who truly inspired me to make music on a deeper level was my grandma; she always pushed me to sing and write songs. On a more artist influential level, from a young age I looked up to Beyonce, Sam Cooke, Etta James and a lot more of the older generation artists.
How would you define your sound as an artist – by genre or anything else?
From my mentioned influencers above I am a very big Soul/RnB lover and that shows a lot in my most of my music.
What’s the story – and meaning – behind your track chosen for the Confetti Album 2020?
The story behind the song is all based around love – the good and bad times in a relationship. I personally love to write love songs even if the story doesn’t always include me, I like to look at other situations and write around them but with a twist, so that others can feel the emotion.
If you could choose one place to perform this track where would it be and why?
My chosen place to perform the song would be Wireless festival. This is because I feel that I could bring a different vibe to the festival, as there is not many soul/RnB artists who usually perform.
If you could be the support for any artist in the world on their tour, who would you choose?
I would love to be the support for Beyoncé as I look up to her highly as an artist.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from the recording process on this track?
I learnt that the recording process takes time and that you have to be willing to put it in, alongside effort to get the best outcome. This also goes with communication on the technical side also, so the song is how you really want it to sound like and not more of the producer giving his touches alone.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
The advice I would give to someone following in my footsteps would be to always stay true to yourself and not expect everything to be perfect the first time round. To continue with the music process even when it becomes hard sometimes, because only you really know how hard you have worked.