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Interview: Dakota Discusses Her New Single “Addicted”!

After the recent success of “No One”, rising music sensation Dakota is back with the brand new single “Addicted”!

I have had the chance to speak to Dakota about her upcoming release & what the single personally means to this gifted artist.

Can you tell me how the idea to create this new single came together?

Thank you for inviting me back! The creation of “Addicted” started over a year ago. I wanted to write a song that was playable on pop radio, but heavily influenced by 90s R&B.

This song was originally written on an out of tune piano and I actually loved it. The fact that the piano was slightly out of tune gave this song an older vibe and made the songwriting practice more organic. The original piano recording from the demo is folded into the final mix, which is super cool I think.                                                                                                                                  

What was the main inspiration behind this latest track? 

The main inspiration behind “Addicted” was based on a love that is so indescribable but all you know is that you want to be with that person 24/7, whether the feeling is reciprocated or not. Love is an emotion that is so addictive and people search for it their whole lives. It is something intangible and we all crave it.  

What does this single personally mean to you?         

I know that when I like a guy, all I can think about is him and everything that goes on in my life somehow relates to that guy, but when I explain that to people they look at me like I’m crazy. I’ve realized that this weird “obsession” is not uncommon and I wanted to write this song for everyone who feels the same way. Love is a crazy thing and when you love someone, you can feel like you’re addicted to them and that’s all good.                                            

How would you compare the songwriting process for “Addicted” to your previous release “No One?”  

In comparing the songwriting process from “No One” to “Addicted,” “Addicted” came so naturally. I wrote this song in maybe an hour versus it took me a 13-hour session to write “No One.” I also wrote “Addicted” on a piano, whereas for “No One,” I wrote the melodies and lyrics after working on a track.

Any performances coming up to accompany the release?  

No performances yet, I just came back from a mini-tour this summer so I’m writing again. I will keep y’all updated!

How has the response been from your family and friends? 

All good I hope! My friends and family are so excited and supportive of me. I could not have asked for better people to be behind me and my music. I love them! 

Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the readers of Fierce and Fabulous Revolution?

I want my fans and readers of Fierce and Fabulous Revolution to know that you do not have to hide your feelings. Be yourself and don’t let anyone tell you that it’s wrong. You are the most important person in your life and you should treat yourself as such 🙂 Also, thank you so much for the support and I love you!  Please download/stream “Addicted” and please continue to listen to “No One”!!

Dakota is set to release her brand new single on 27th September 2019. However, we are able to share an early link for the single via Soundcloud, right here!