Exclusive Interview With Emily Daccarett, Singer/song, and Fashion Designer
Fashion designer, singer/songwriter, and producer Emily Daccarett fashion and music cannot be separated. Daccarett creates an immersive world of storytelling through music, film, and fashion.
Where are you from?
Where are you from? I moved a lot when I was little. I have called Kansas (my birthplace), Arizona, Honduras, California, and France home. Now I’m based out of LA and I love it here!
When did you start making music?
I started making music right after my first runway show in LA. I had produced a short fashion film and the license of the song I wanted, Je t’aime Moi Non-Plus, was taking too long to approve. I went with our plan B, and that was to work with a film composer. He knew I could sing and write in French, so there in the studio, he asked me to come up with a few lyrics. We worked on this song day and night for the next couple of days. I had the time of my life working on my first original song and I fell in love with that feeling.
How do you describe your music?
My songs are a blend of ’80s/dream pop, synth-based, and rock with a cinematic flair. Think of Blondie having a baby with David Lynch in 2025.
Favorite moment from your career?
I have many moments that I treasure. The most recent one is my ep release party. I introduced my music live for the first time along with my womenswear collection. It was incredible bringing together my passions into one event. Before the show, we had cocktails overlooking the LA skyline, with pictures of my fashion campaign on display, and dancers dressed in my collection performed to one of my songs. I try to create the ambiance of the legendary Hollywood parties at Mama Cass’s home. I want to give people who come to my shows a fantasy.
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
David Bowie is a huge inspiration. He created different characters as his music style changed. There is so much beauty in his legacy. He did not go for what was popular, but what led you to dream.
What is your producing software?
I like to experiment and work on my demos in Logic. To record instruments and vocals we use Pro Tools and Abelton Live to produce.
What other things do you do besides making music?
I design clothes and accessories, plan photoshoots, styling, illustrating, and graphic design. I’m also working in a fashion magazine and produce runway shows. I love working and staying busy! On my downtime I love watching movies, I’m a big cinephile. A guilty pleasure of mine is watching horrible shitty movies with my brothers. I need to stay active, so working out is a necessity. I’ve just recently gotten back into yoga and I’m obsessed with it.
What is your favorite track of all time?
This is really hard because I go through phases of playing my favorite songs on repeat. The Love Theme of Blade Runner by Vangelis is one I can never get enough of. Bonnie and Clyde by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, also Heroes and As the World Falls Down by David Bowie....ok I’ll stop there!
Why did you start making music?
At first, it was for my fashion films and I was content with having that opportunity. After a while, it wasn’t enough, and I felt the need to write for myself. I keep my emotions bottled up and writing has been my way of letting them out and embracing what I feel.
What are your goals for the future?
I want to tour and reach as many people as I can. I want to have themed shows that will feature my fashion and have a theatrical touch. I’ve been working on my activewear line that is inspired by my music. Each song from my EP has an anime-inspired character as mascots and they will be featured in the clothing.
What advice can you give for the young music producers/DJs?
Find what makes you uniquely “you”. By understanding yourself, you can evolve and develop your
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