Danica Bryant on EMPWER HOUR with Sandy Mill
Written by Admin on August 3, 2022
For this instalment of EMPWER HOUR Sandy Mill chats to 21 year old Hawkes Bay native Danica Bryant. A pop-folk musician with a gritty rock edge, her songs sink their teeth into intense topics from celebrity culture and mental health, to gender dynamics and body possession. Bryant combines a keen pop sensibility with the timeless authenticity typical of the singer-songwriter tradition.
Bryant’s career boasts national accolades from Smokefree Rockquest and Play It Strange, mentorship with Kiwi legend Bic Runga, and a support slot for Elton John on his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. Her 2020 debut EP Cider landed her a placement in APRA’s prestigious Songhubs course, whilst follow-up singles Heart Eyes and Ready to Bite saw her introduction to the NZ Hot Singles Chart.
With her sophomore EP on the horizon, Danica Bryant delivers bombastic pop production with lyrical force and an attitude like no other. “Venomous” yet “passionate” (Ambient Light), “cynical but emotional” (NZ Musician), it is clear Danica Bryant’s inventive sound, personal lyrics, and rich vocals make her a treat for every season.
A big thanks to New Zealand on air!