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This week, Pavoh catches up with Harvard College student, Woodlynn Daniel who released her latest recording in January 2016.
About Woodlyn Daniel
Woodlynn Daniel is a singer-songwriter currently attending Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. Her main genres of choice are Pop and R&B but she also enjoys making the occasional a cappella cover of a popular song. She produces all her songs herself and enjoys capturing all the vibes and emotions of a song from the first word to the last note.
Featured Song: Not Enough
"I was having a challenging semester so I wrote this song to encourage myself through that time and life's difficulties in general." -Woodlyn Daniel
How would you characterize your musical style?
I would characterize my music as Pop with R&B and electronic influences. It's usually upbeat but there are definitely some serious moments as well. Piano is usually the main instrument in my songs but I tend to compliment it with the electronic elements I incorporate.
What do you think is the difference between good music and great music?
Good music is what you can enjoy in the moment but then easily forget about soon afterwards. However, great music endures because it resonates with the listener and creates a memorable connection. All the elements of the song work together to make sure the message is understood.
Who is another artist/group your age who you think everyone should listen to?
Another artist everyone should listen to (who also lives in New England) is Silvia Golumbeanu. She is an excellent songwriter and knows just how to convert emotions into beautiful lyrics.
What do you think are the biggest challenges of being a young musician?
The biggest challenges are the lack of exposure and experience. Luckily experience comes with time and practice but exposure is a little harder to come by.