Crafting cascading electronica and pared-down R&B imbued with serenity and warmth, Daniela Andrade has firmly carved out a reputation for herself beyond that of her initial Youtube success, which saw her make waves in the music scene covering tracks from Radiohead and Childish Gambino. With her latest single out now, we caught up with Andrade to talk earliest song memories, who she’d most like to see live, and more.

On her latest single ‘Tamale’, Andrade’s soft, husky vocals meld with shimmering, velvety instrumentation for a sublimely harmonious and soothing slice of R&B drawing on Andrade’s Honduran heritage and celebrating female empowerment. Speaking on the track’s inspiration she recounts, “When I was a kid, me and my sisters would help my mom make tamales to sell to friends for some extra money to send back to our relatives in Honduras,” she says. “When I was writing ‘Tamale’, a lot of this imagery came to mind; women gathered, talking and cooking amazing food. I ran with the idea of a heightened reality where our tamales are in high demand, making money off them is a breeze and we have enough to take care of our own. Heightened or not, the energy my mom and my sisters put into making them was always with a sense of empowerment, and that’s stayed with me.”

Get to know Daniela Andrade In Short…

Three words to describe my music…

figuring myself out

Last photo on your phone…

screenshot of nyc weather

Favourite instagram account…

@jayversace

The best venue I’ve played…

The Gramercy Theatre NYC

Earliest song you remember…

my first solo in choir

The worst job I’ve ever had… 

barista at university campus coffee shop, line never ended

Favourite food on tour…

spinach feta wrap from starbucks

My Favourite word…

facil/easy in both spanish & english

Things that cheer me up…

coffee, running

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

japan

I think you should listen to…

Ambre – Fubu

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Tyler The Creator