Locals to Know: Brittany Danielle

Brittany Danielle is a local singer, songwriter and pianist who’s been a part of several Seattle-based bands and is about to release her first LP this Friday! Hindsight features songs with some high-energy and powerful funk, roots and pop sounds that were inspired by living through the pandemic and the many events that have compounded in the past two years or so. The full Hindsight LP will be out on her website this Friday and you can catch her in-person at Conor Byrne pub at 9 p.m. to celebrate the release that night.

Who are you? What do you do?

I am a singer/songwriter/performer in the Pacific Northwest. I write songs, record, and perform. I sing and play piano in different genres.

What’s a project you’re working on (big or small) and how can our readers can help you with it?

I’m releasing my debut solo LP called Hindsight. I’ve been in so many other bands and toured and recorded with them, but during Pandemic, all that stopped and I found myself pumping out songs. I’m very excited to be sharing this with the world. I’d love to sell enough to get myself on the Indie Billboards. I just have to sell 500 albums digitally or hard copy.

Wax poetic a moment and tell us: what brings you most alive about this city?

I love the Seattle/Tacoma area for the view of Mount Rainier and for the salty air.

What’s your favorite Seattle memory? 

My 11th birthday, I went to the Space Needle for dinner and I kept leaving notes on the wall for people to receive as the floor rotated.

Tell us your other top three destinations for where you’d go on your perfect Seattle day.

I would go to the Sunday Ballard market and grab some fresh bao from the stand there, take them over to the Ballard locks and watch the boats for a while. Later in the evening, I would grab a chair and head down to any public dock to watch the trials of people trying to get their boats on their trailers and out of the water. It’s better than reality television.

If you could give any one piece of advice to locals, what would it be?

Remember to get vitamin D.

How does Seattle help you do what you do/influence your work?

I’ve built a community here, and I’d say I have a core musical family. As we move about the world, there’s a lot of sharing in opportunities and succeeding together. I know it’s not common, but somehow I’ve been able to surround myself with those types of people.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Traveling. This year I’m looking forward to mini tours all over the US. It’s an excuse to share my music, but it also creates a reason to play with friends in different cities and finally get out of town.