Dionne Bromfield – Bad Intentions
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Dionne Bromfield – Bad Intentions

 

Dionne Bromfield – Bad Intentions
Dionne Bromfield – Bad Intentions

 

Artist Name:  Dionne Bromfield

 

Song Title:  Bad Intentions

 

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Tell us about your history.

I am Singer-Songwriter Dionne Bromfield. I first came into the industry in 2009 with my first album ‘Introducing Dionne Bromfield’ and two years later followed by my second album ‘Good For The Soul.’

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Describe yourself as an artist.

I am a soul girl at heart. I tend to take inspiration from a lot of 60s’ artists like; Marvin Gaye and The Temptations but am also a massive 90’s Hip-Hop head!

 

Big idols of mine are Lauryn Hill and A Tribe Called Quest so I would say my new music is a blend of both.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

I would say my new music is soul with a modern edge. I like my music to feel live so I tend to use lots of instruments such as keys, guitar horns, etc.

 

To me it is important that my music reflects a live experience and it isn’t too production heavy. I like it to still feel raw.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

‘Bad Intentions’ was a track written about a situation that went wrong.

 

As most girls do, they throw themselves into relationships with good intentions, emotions flying high, they get caught up in the moment, leaving themselves wide open to get hurt…when it goes wrong. I experienced this and thought – hang on a second why can’t girls go into a relationship with a similar mindset to men? Which didn’t work for me.

 

I remember going into a session speaking about what had happened and they said ‘D’ let’s write about it…and within an hour we had the song!

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Elaborate on your music career, experience and future goals.

My goals are to keep doing what I love and for as long as I possibly can.

 

Taking life experiences, writing about them and then turning them into music.

 

I love to perform and there’s no better feeling than singing something you’ve created to others and them being able to relate to it. So, my future goals are to keep living. Keep writing. And keep performing!

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing/rap.

I tend to take my inspiration from my life experiences. My new music is a combination of love, relationships, heartbreak, game playing – all things I have gone through throughout my early 20s which every girl at some point experiences especially when making the transition from a teenager into a young woman.

 

For me my music always must be relatable – it must tell a story. Whether that is my past, present or future. It must have truth within it, emotions I’ve felt, situations I’ve been in and have since reflected on. It’s about self-discovery and the journey we all go through. I always say I can’t make music without relating to it – and if I can relate to it how can others?

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Tell the advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The advice I would give to any artist is to stay true to you. Find your genre, find your sound and stick to it.

 

Write and write and write, even if at first you don’t think it’s any good someone once told me that it doesn’t matter if all you’re writing about is going to the shops – it’s a start.

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have received.

My career began at just 13. My first performance was of ‘Mama Said’ on BBC One’s hit show ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’

 

I was signed to Lioness at Island Records, a label hosted by recording giant Universal created by Amy Winehouse, my late Godmother.

 

I went on to release my first album in 2009 ‘Introducing Dionne Bromfield’ which broke into the Top 40 in the UK.

 

In 2011 I released my second album ‘Good For The Soul,’ which acclaimed a MOBO nomination for best R&B Soul Act. This lead me on to support the likes of Bruno Mars and The Wanted on their international tours.

 

I then took a break from music, where I fell into acting. The break proved that music is what I am most passionate about and now in 2020 I’m back with new music and it feels great.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I always think about what I am going to write about before any session. It is usually a recent experience that either me or friends have gone through.

 

In a session, it is usually me, another writer and a producer. We all pad out either on paper or laptop the rough outlines of a track, bounce ideas around, compare situations and take inspiration from each other and it tends to develop from there.

 

Sometimes I can be in the studio for hours and not produce anything, other times it flows, and we start putting a track down almost instantaneously and leave that night with a strong demo. It’s all a creative process.

 

Sometimes I write something, park it and go back to it a couple of months later whether to readjust the lyrics or change the production entirely. No track is the same. It’s all about finding a producer you gel with, writers who you connect with and that’s when you can produce something great.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

Anders & .Paak.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

‘Bad Intentions’ – The track is about a relationship that went wrong, the girl then trying to adapt a different mindset, to protect themselves from getting hurt but find a way to continue having fun because they’re not quite ready to let go.

 

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