Senso Diffusion

Senso Diffusion Shoes
MUSICIAN DANIELA ANDRADE, CANADA
Tell us a little about yourself?
I'm 21 years old, born in Montreal, Quebec, raised in Edmonton, Alberta. A lot of people get confused about my nationality and while I'm Canadian by birth both my parents are from Honduras, Central America and I speak Spanish fluently!
What made you first realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
It was the summer of 2011 after I'd entered into a contest held by Tricyclen-lo called "Who Inspires You?" that my life took a big turn. Thanks to the awesome support of my subscribers/followers I ended up winning and receiving a cash prize for 10k that I used towards music and the making of my first EP "Things We've Said". I had gotten accepted into University for that coming fall but decided to just take a leap of faith and continue with music for the foreseeable future. Nothing has been the same since!
Who influences your artistic/musical talent?
Feist, Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Jeff Pianki, The Staves, Ella Fitzgerald, and Etta James. The list really goes on and on given the fact I listen to a large range of music. Music is constantly evolving and while I lean more towards folk recent musical inspirations consist of Lucy Rose, Daughter, The XX, Boy, and Kings of Convenience.
How would you describe your music for the public audience who's never seen you before?
My music is for anyone who's felt a range of emotions from great to not so great in the realm of love. A lot of the times I start writing music with a melody in mind and I go with the feeling of it so my music/lyrics are very reflective of that. There's feel good, folk-pop tunes, but also some sad organic ones. The consistency in my music is that you can always count on simplicity, honesty and rainy day company.
What are you listening to right now?
I listen to a lot of Songza and its been great for introducing me to new artists and rehashing my love for old ones. I'm currently obsessed with "Dreams" by The Cranberries, "High Road" by Cults and "Unbound" by Cathedrals.
What are you listening to right now?
I listen to a lot of Songza and its been great for introducing me to new artists and rehashing my love for old ones. I'm currently obsessed with "Dreams" by The Cranberries, "High Road" by Cults and "Unbound" by Cathedrals.
If you could do a duet with someone dead or alive who would you pick?
Lisa Hannigan because she made me realize how powerful good, heart-felt lyrics can be and her music helped me find the courage to write my own.
Tell us about your EP?
My EP is called "Things We've Said" and I released it May 2012. To me the title is a good representation of the songs on the album. Sometimes when you're in love you say lovely things and ugly things, in the same way some of the songs on the EP are about the good times in a relationship and the bad. It's an album i'll always be proud of because it was made with a lot of love and care. I had the pleasure of having Jesse Barrera (who is also a great singer and songwriter) produce it in San Diego in his home studio: TheJBCave. It's an experience I'll always carry with me in my heart because it reinstated my passion for music and it was inspiring to be around people that did it for a living.
How do you describe your personal style?
I think my style (for the most part) is pretty laid back and comfortable. I'm obsessed with the 50's and the 80's and I enjoy thrifting, so I've acquired some pretty quirky things here and there.
What things would you say influences your dress style?
Because I'm a Canadian gal and our winters are brutal (especially in my neck of the woods), my closet is highly dominated by oversized cardigans, warm wool socks, dark denim and earthy-coloured t's and scarfs. When the weather allows for some peel back though I've always gone with my mood in how I dress. These days, however, I've been watching a lot of old films (The Heathers, Say Something, The Breakfast Club etc.) and fawning over the edgy sass the actors emanated with their boots, high-waist jeans/skirts and puffy hair. There's something about that dark-meets-girly look I'm really into right now.
What do you love about your Senso boots?
Like that new book smell, I love the smell of brand new shoes. From the packaging to how they look on their own, these Senso boots were a vision. They're a simple yet elegant design. The thick heel makes for the ideal comfort a girl wants from a boot and they're versatile. They can pair off well with a girly look (like the one I chose for my photos) but I'd also wear them with jeans and a large blazer/jacket with a t-shirt.
Are there any upcoming projects that you would like to share with us?
I'm currently well into the writing process of my next album. I'm really excited to share new music with my supporters whom have been waiting ever so patiently. I'm also working on a small Christmas EP to put out at the beginning of December on iTunes to hopefully help people on with all those good holiday vibes!

To keep updated with me and my upcoming projects:
http://www.youtube.com/danielavlogss
http://www.youtube.com/danielasings
http://www.danielatumbls.tumblr.com
http://www.facebook.com/danielaandrademusic
http://www.twitter.com/danielasings
http://www.danielasings.com/mailing-list
Check out Don't Care by Daniela Andrade's EP Below...