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Exclusive interview with your resident badass, DYNAMYTE

We’ve already spoken about the fantastic ‘Show Me You’, a fiery track from newcomer Dynamyte. But what makes this Wonder Woman-esque artist tick? We caught up with her to find out more…

Hey Dynamyte, how are you doing? It’s so lovely to have such a badass speaking with us today! Oh my gosh, thank you! So happy to chat with you, too!
First off, let’s start with role models. Who are the amazing women or people out there who made you feel like it was possible to start making music like this? I love this question! Well for one, my mom. She always says what she thinks and is effortlessly strong and confident in herself. As far as other music artists, I love Lily Allen’s candid lyrics and that she doesn’t hold back at all. I love Amy Winehouse’s super raw, emotional vocals. As a toddler, I watched Gwen Stefani from No Doubt in complete awe and was obsessed. My favourite song as a little girl was “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera. As a preteen, I loved Jessie J and her album with “Do It Like a Dude” and all of those empowering tracks. There were so many badass women for me to look up to from a very early age that the list goes on and on! I’m so inspired by each and every one of them.
Now, looking forwards – what kind of attitudes do you hope to inspire in your listeners? I hope to inspire that same empowering feeling, and also to inspire realness and authenticity in a world that is so airbrushed.
What made you decide to first start learning the drums? I don’t really know! I started going to concerts when I was 5, and my eyes were always on the drummer. I didn’t know any drummers and actually started taking violin lessons at age 7 when my brother started taking guitar lessons. My school was giving lessons in the music department, and I guess that’s why I picked it. And I hated it. So slow and boring and not me at all. Huge respect for anyone who has the discipline and dedication to learn it. I thought my parents would kill me if I asked to quit and switch to the drums and strategically asked my mom because she is the parent that says yes to things and my dad is the parent that says no to things. I was so sure I would get a no because I watched an episode of The Brady Bunch where one of the boys started drum lessons and it made the whole house shake and he had to quit. I closed my eyes, flopped onto my bed and asked if I could quit the violin and take drum lessons, and was so shocked that my mom was so supportive and said yes.
What do you tell yourself on bad days to keep yourself going and moving forward? Well first, that it’s normal to have bad days or to feel down and there’s nothing wrong with that. I think we all feel like we’re supposed to feel great and happy all the time, but that’s just not realistic, so riding out that feeling and letting yourself feel it is important. Also, might sound cheesy, but always thinking about the things to be grateful for.
Who would be your dream artist to support on tour? Oooo what a fun question! I think Bruno Mars, Dua Lipa, Lily Allen, H.E.R., Jorja Smith, Julia Michaels…too many to name!
Where do you see yourself in five years time? Hopefully with a headlining world tour of my own! 🙂
Exclusive interview with your resident badass, DYNAMYTE
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