Seattle based vocalist Dave Shanaé is the consummate embodiment of an artist, using his raspy voice to transform love, loss and his personal tribulations into enthralling melodies. Each track displays his inherent ability to craft relatable music by fusing his favorite sounds from childhood – be it Jazz, Soul or Pop Punk – with contemporary production and sensibilities.
Q: What first got you into music? Who inspired you to make music?
My mom has such a beautiful voice and the tone she voiced; my brain would always soak it up. Pops was and still is an amazing writer, and I was inspired by the poems he wrote and wanted to write my own.
Q: How would you describe the music you typically create?
A: I call it Atmospheric Tribal Funk, but I make what feels good creatively. I want to give an emotion others can feel when they hear it. It has funky tones, soulful energy, and tribalistic rhythms. I get my point across with singing and when I be a little bit in your face; rap.
Q: What song/project are you most excited about at the moment?
Q: Which musician/producer/songwriter would you love to collaborate with in the future?
A: Honestly it would be really fire to work with Kevin Parker aka Tame Impala but of course I want to work with Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, and I wanna make something experimental with Donald Glover.
Benny Blanco would be fire to meet too.
Q: What would be your dream brand collaboration?
A: Besides New Balance (thanks guys)! A dope collaboration for me would to be on a HBO Max show or Netflix. Or video games like Fortnite, Madden, or 2K series and Clothing brands like Nike, Vans, and Reebok.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: Working on a lot singles, and then a couple albums after. Alongside practicing sewing cause fashion is so interesting and I’ve been learning how to make different pieces. Also, I have been writing scripts and wanting to work on more film projects.
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