Daniel Skye – Maybe He Should Stay
Updated: Apr 11
Maybe He Should Stay
by Ally Abramson
Daniel Skye is a fourteen-year-old singer/songwriter with a ton of online presence that has brought him into the spotlight. He released his single “Maybe” in January of 2015 which has quickly gained popularity with young fans. We chatted with Skye recently and he answered some questions about his experience in the music field and where he hopes to go next.
Hey Daniel, how are you? We’ve got a lot of stuff to talk about, we’ve even got a few questions from a big fan of yours to discuss! Let’s get started… What was the adjustment like for you when you moved from online forms to touring and doing live stuff?
When I first started I used Instagram as a way to share my music with everyone. Actually being able to play live and connect with my fans is a totally different experience. It’s my favorite thing to do, and makes everything worth it.
Tell me about your original song, “Maybe.” What was the inspiration behind it?
I am 14 so I’ve never had a real girlfriend before but everyone can relate to having feelings for someone and not really knowing what to do.
How would you say your career and life has changed over the past few years because of music?
My life has changed a lot, but as a person I am still the same. Over the past year it’s gotten harder and harder to balance school and music, so I moved to online school, where I can balance both of them much better, get good grades, and become a better artist. Today was my first day actually!
That’s good, it’s important to find that balance. Who would you say are your inspirations as an artist and in general?
I don’t really have anyone specific, but I would say that artists with great songs and with great achievements are the people who inspire me. I love pop music
How would you describe your own personal music style then?
I guess in a few words it’d be: poppish (but I also want to be more soulful), and very true to myself, so I guess honest.
Do you think that being honest makes your music better because it’s true to who you are?
100 percent. You can never be who you are not because it’ll end up catching up with you in the end.
So then how would you describe who you are as a person?
Professionally, I’d say I am very serious about music. I love to sing and I love to play guitar. Personally, I’d say that I’m happy, upbeat, and positive. It’s a blessing to wake up every morning and do what I love the most.
Well that’s good! Looking back on it now, did you ever imagine that you would be where you are today?
When I started, it was all just a dream. It’s been an amazing year, but I still have a lot of work to get to where I want to be as an artist.
Since you began touring, who would you say you’ve become closest with?
Actually, a kid I met this past tour, his name is Hayes Grier.
What would you say is the best part about touring then?
For me, it’s performing and meeting everyone that supports me. Besides that, I just love long bus rides for some reason and hanging out with everyone on the bus. Usually everyone hates them but I love them.
That’s good though, because you must have to take a lot of them. If you hated them, I couldn’t see that being that much fun. What’s the coolest experience you’ve had so far then?
I would say the coolest experience was where I did a Digifest where I performed for thousands of people, maybe around five thousand. I never really pictured myself in that place.
When you perform do you have favorite songs you like to perform, or do you just pick randomly?
Well when I perform I usually play my original songs, and add a few interesting covers as well. My favorite song to perform is my new single that just came out this month. We actually just shot a music video for it. It’s called “Lovesick.”
How was shooting a music video? Was that a cool different experience?
Yeah. My first music video for “Maybe” wasn’t actually like a real music video with acting and stuff, so this one was my first actual video. It has a cool twist to it that people will see when it comes out. It was pretty cool to make, and I got to act for the first time and all.
So when you aren’t working on your music, what are you doing in your free time?
I like to say that I am more of an outside person. I’m not watching TV or playing on the computer. Instead, I’m doing something fun outside like jumping in a lake, bike riding, or playing basketball.
Who would you say your dream collaboration is with?
I would say maybe Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, or Sam Smith.
Oh well you sort of answered my next question, what kind of music do you listen to?
I’m inspired on a song by song basis. I tend to like more of a pop and R&B sound.
Where do you hope to go with your career in the future?
I hope to keep building as an artist, and inspiring my fans with new songs. I’m continuously getting better at writing, so I want to keep working on that, and hopefully put a couple of albums out.
If you could say anything to your fans who have supported you throughout all of this, what would you say?
To anyone who has bought my song on iTunes or watched my videos or vines etc., I would say thank you so much. Your support is what got me here and what made me into the artist I am today. I love you all, and can’t wait to meet everyone!
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