We had the good fortune of connecting with Dani Poppitt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dani, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think taking risks is one of the best things you can do. Calculated risks at least. Everything that’s worth having takes courage. It’s important to keep some sort of belief that the outcome of the risk, whether positive or negative, will be better than never taking the risk at all. I can honestly say any time I’ve taken a risk, I’ve seen my life change in ways I never would have expected.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am SO excited to release my first song as an artist. It’s been a long time coming. I was in a band before called Shallows when I first moved to LA from Orange County. What a learning experience it was. I think it better prepared me for the music industry and how to navigate through the bullshit. I want the world to know that it’s okay to cry with me. My music is emotional and dark and bright all at the same time.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
OOOOOO sounds fun!
1. Coffee at Cafecito Organico in Silver Lake
2. Walk around the Silver Lake Reservoir or hike through Griffith Park
3. Lunch at Sage Vegan Bistro
4. Head to Malibu for a beach hang
5. Also make sure we leave late enough to avoid traffic hahaha
6. Dinner at home (I love to cook!)
7. Walk around at LACMA – so fun!
8. Get drinks downtown at The Wolves, best little boujee bar around
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my OG mentor Daniel Luttrell for teaching me how to write songs that actually come from the source of existing! He showed me that music is a spiritual thing and made it easy for me to see and feel the difference between the songs that end up being hits and the ones that get hyped up just to fall flat.
Also shoutout to Billy Mann for believing in me and giving me my first publishing deal. He is the reason I have been able to move forward as a professional writer.
Finally, can’t forget my management team. Amanda Schupf and Ethan Germann at Max Management are my saving graces!
Other: Follow me on Spotify, new music this summer! https://open.spotify.com/artist/2fSGqh4BJpl0T1LHtd9TQ8?si=BFuldNDvSNSzTT5we5gxVA
Victor Salazar (performance photo) Sergio Garcia (flower photos) Axia (Dodger jacket photo) Amanda Schupf (gold outfit photo)