Hey Daniel!! So excited to be chatting with you. You just wrote your first song that is currently being produced by Billy Purnell! Can you spill any details about the new song?
It is an incredibly fun theatrical song. It has a Tim Burton feel to it. The theme can be related to someone struggling with insomnia.
How excited are you to finally get your own original music out into the world?
I am incredibly excited. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to produce music. I am thrilled to have my song on all platforms.
What does this song mean to you?
After long hours of practicing my piano, it is so rewarding to have my completed my first song. This process has inspired me to create more music, whether instrumental with or without lyrics. Many hours went into this song and I am incredibly proud of it. As I am passionate about theater, it was really fun to create such a theatrical piece. I hope to do more songs like this in the future.
Will there be a music video for your new song?
Not as yet. I will rethink this song over summer to re-release it before next years Halloween season.
Where did your love of music come from?
As silly as it sounds, my love of music came from road trips across America with my family. We listened to every style of music on these long drives. It made these trips even more fun.
You also have a love for acting!! Are there any other acting projects in the works you can tell us about?
Not at the moment. I’m hoping to book some jobs soon through!
Did you have a favorite role you played? If so what was the role and why was it your favorite?
It was Schroeder in the Animated Cartoon Network miniseries, “Peanuts.” Voicing that role gave me inspiration to take up piano lessons, which has greatly impacted my life musically. This role I also gained lifelong friends. That’s the best part!
You have also created a huge social media presence for yourself. Why do you think social media is so important for teen actors today?
In todays world, that is how you market yourself. In creating a larger social media platform, you are opening up many more doors for anyone to view your page. I think it is important for my fans and friends to be able to get to know me better. This is a fantastic platform for this.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I want my relationship to be a fun, participating group of people. I also hope to encourage my fans through my music.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
My Instagram @officialdanielthornton
Since the year is coming to an end, do you have any last things you’d like to tell your supporters before the new year?
I am so thankful to everyone who helped make my 2019 so special. Thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement. You guys have made this year incredible! Stay tuned for more!
Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to for next year?
I am working on quite a few more songs that I will be writing and producing myself with help from Billy Purnell. As I get more music out there, I hope to have some “meet and greets” with my fans. I’d love to hear their input!
Thanks for taking the time and doing this interview 🙂
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