D A N I E L L E
Raised on Motown records, Danielle Juhre is an American songwriter and vocal powerhouse born to bring soul to the forefront of today's pop music. With precise vocal runs, a three octave range, and not a drop of autotune, her voice is one in a million with strong lyricism to match. With her music featured on CBS' Love Island US and UK in 2021, her music has reached new heights charting independently with multiple songs in the top 100 on adult contemporary radio in the US. Juhre has also charted in the top 50 on pop charts around the country on Shazam, Spotify, and iTunes while being featured on the 60th, 62nd and 63rd GRAMMY Ballots. Other recognitions include; American Songwriter Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, ABC 7 Windy City Live, Newsy TV, Apple Music's 'UK Rising', SiriusXM Radio, Mahogany Sessions London, and performances at Soulfest Chicago, LiveXLive, Summerfest, Evanston SPACE, and 101.9 The Mix 'New Music Club'.
Q & A with danielle juhre
Q: "What is the significance of having all your photos and videos in black and white and will you ever shoot something in color?"
A: "For me, black and white is very intriguing, moody, and mysterious. It shows depth and leaves room for the viewer to create their own interpretation of whats being portrayed and I love that. As an artist, I feel like I'm always evolving and I'm still in my black and white era. I think that when I finally feel like I've found who I am, then I'll switch to color. For now, I'm exploring my musical sound and haven't reached my destination yet."
Q: "What do you think is your current largest accomplishment and what is something that you want to accomplish in the future?"
A: "Definitely being published in American Songwriter Magazine. To be recognized as a writer and not just a vocalist is incredibly important to me because I think I'm a songwriter first. I work immensely hard on my lyrics and try to constantly out beat myself with concepts to write about. My "to-do" list is miles long, but something I've always wanted to accomplish is to inspire just one writer or producer that inspired me. If I can make just one of my idols think a song of mine is well constructed, I've won."
Q: "Speaking of calling yourself a songwriter first, who are some of the songwriters that have influenced your songwriting?"
A: "Matty Healy from The 1975 is a MAJOR influence of mine. I think his lyricism is unparalleled and he inspires me every day. Other writers that have had a major impact on me as a writer are; Holly Humberstone, Maren Morris, Julia Michaels, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, LÉON, Ben Platt, and Leon Bridges.
Q: "What are your top 10 favorite albums?"
A: "This is ever changing, but for now; Continuum - John Mayer, In The Meantime - Alessia Cara, 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake, Hero - Maren Morris, 24k Magic - Bruno Mars, Back To Black - Amy Winehouse, Heard It In A Past Life - Maggie Rogers, Some Nights - Fun., Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande, and Southern Curiosity - Fancy Hagood
Q: "Who have you always wanted to collaborate with and who have you always wanted to sing a duet with?"
A: "It's been a dream of mine to work with Mark Ronson, Mike Sabath, and Matty Healey. Singing with Lewis Capaldi would be a dream. He's one of my favorite artists of all time and I'm secretly (not anymore) obsessed with that man."
Q: "What is a piece of advice you would give aspiring songwriters?"
A: "Don't write a song just to write a song. Write when you have something to say or have something on your mind that you need to express. I've found that anything that feels forced doesn't need to be said or written about."