Danielle Prou is a young musician but her age does not show when she shares her talents! She recently covered Carole King's "I Feel The Earth Move" and it's amazing! Take a second to check it out below, and then read our interview with the songbird below!
PopWrapped: We Love your cover of "I Feel The Earth Move"! What made you pick that song?
Danielle Prou: When I pick covers, I mostly pick songs that I like, or that I think I could do well and that's that. Or songs are suggested to me by my team (my coach, my manager, my dad) , which is the case for "I Feel the Earth Move." Besides Carole King's "I Feel The Earth Move," I've covered Joss Stone's rendition of "Son of a Preacher Man" and Janis Joplin's version of "Piece of My Heart."—see a common thread? They are all either originally done by or covered by strong female artists, which I think may be a deciding factor for the people who suggested them. I love Carole King, and "I Feel the Earth Move" is one of her more famous hits, of which she has many. It's a fun song with a good groove and it makes me feel happy to perform it and see other people made happy by my performance.
PW: We love that you are about the music and not the celebrity like some musicians, what keeps you so grounded?
DP: I believe what keeps me grounded is that this is not an easy career path—what one is? I can still vividly remember my coach Shaun asking me some time ago if I was ready to fully dive into being a singer. I initially had doubt but eventually I came to the conclusion that I was wrong. I wasn't. Even now I have doubts. I'm not yet seventeen but I've done a lot, devoted so much time and energy into my craft. I have no grand delusions about being a famous star. But when you haven't, I guess, "made it," it definitely hits your self-confidence hard, as well as your faith in your ability or talent. Music is not a tool with which I can reach stardom. It means something to me to write songs and share them with others.
PW: What kind of music news can we expect in the future?
DP: I'm surely but slowly working on an EP right now. I'm trying to take my time to assure that these four originals and one cover turn out, if not exactly how I want them, at least closer to my end goal. I want this EP to be something I'm really proud of. Once I write and record the last two songs, the whole EP will be released. While it will take time, hopefully it can be done sometime over the summer, or maybe even sooner. I'm pretty excited for it. However one of the songs that is going to be on it is already out as a single! It's called "The Healer." I also had the great opportunity to film a high-quality music video for it, which will come out soon—I was extremely lucky to have the chance to do both projects and I'm very pleased with the results.
PW: Do you enjoy interacting with your fans? They've been with you through it all which is really cool.
DP: There have been some lovely incredible people that I've met along the way, especially when touring. Lots of them in fact. People who give me great compliments and definitely raise my self-confidence and validate me as a musician and a performer. The problem is that I'm really shy - yes, a shy performer. Being on stage doesn't scare me, but talking to people certainly does. However, currently I'm sort of hibernating, which means I'm touring less and writing more. I am looking forward to get back out there and tour when I have new material to share.