Hey Dasha! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your new single “None Of My Business”! How excited are you that this song is finally out into the world?
Hey!! Excited barely even explains it. I’m so proud of this project and couldn’t be happier with how the single turned out.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope you all see it as an anthem of self respect and a reminder that other people don’t dictate who you are or what you do. Don’t be afraid to show that.
Can you tell us the backstory of this song? Is it from a real experience?
The song’s storyline of me walking in on my friend and boyfriend cheating never happened, thank God. However, I took the emotion of somebody cheating on you and leaving you for someone else, which is a real experience, and dramaticized it into None of My Business.
You also have more music coming out in 2020!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you the rest of the year?!?
All the music I have coming out in the next few months is a collection of my best work yet. This debut EP came together very naturally and with some of my most favorite creatives in collaboration. It’s such a gift seeing my vision come to life. I think I even surprised myself a little.
Do you have a creative say in your music? Did you help write all your new songs?
I have total creative control over my music and artistry. If I didn’t then the experience wouldn’t be fully me. I wrote / co-wrote all of the songs on the EP. I’m not sure if I’ll ever cut a song that I didn’t help create.
What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
It’s been a second since I put out my last single so having all of this music that I’m extremely proud of in the release que is the best feeling in the world.
Will there be a music video for your new single? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video?
Yeah there is! The music video roughly tells the story of the song. In the opening, I find out my boyfriend has another girl over but instead of crying about it and playing the victim, I go and have a fun day with the girls. At the end, we pull back up to his place and there may or may not be water guns involved. That idea was super spontaneous and thought of during one of the shoot days. My good friend Grant Thorshov directed it, and I brought in some of my close friends Cascina Caradonna, Grace Cutler and Tyra Popovich for the video too.
What’s been the pros and cons of pursuing your music career?
I cannot imagine any other career than this one- I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. I absolutely adore my creative friends and people in the music industry. I love that there is no “right way” to be an artist except the golden rule to be authentic and kind to everyone. It can be very stressful and busy but I kinda like being overwhelmed with stuff to do when it comes to music. There’s always something else I can be doing.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
My family first and foremost. I am so grateful for all the support they’ve given me since day one. I am constantly inspired and motivated by my creative friends including my older brother, Bardo. And last but not least Quadio Records and SONY Disruptor for believing in me and getting this project off the ground.
What do you think makes your fan community/fandom different from others?
Calling people who love and support my music “fans” feels weird to me. I see them all as friends. I think y’all have done an incredible job at creating a community around the whole scope of my artistry and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
How would you describe your fans? – what’s three words you would use to describe your fans?
Supportive, creative, friends!
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
My goal is to make music that makes people feel good. My message is all about being empowered in who you are and not being afraid to be vulnerable sometimes. As far as shows go, I grew up dancing and think it’s the best part of going to concerts.
Are you planning any IG Live shows to promote your new music?
Yes definitely. I did one with HerCampus a few weeks back and that was a bunch of fun and a great way to show new people some unreleased music I’m stoked about.
What is it like performing in front of your fans? Are you excited to start performing your own music live!?!
Performing is one of my favorite parts of being an artist. I love entertaining and engaging on stage. I cannot wait to tour this new EP and meet new people in new places on the daily!
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
I’m a big advocate for human rights and equality, as well as for the environment. Living with respect and love towards everyone and everything is really important to me.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
I’m a tall glass of water (5’10”).
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
What do your fans call themselves? And How did that fanbase name catch on?
I’m actually not sure what they call themselves (if they even call themselves anything yet??). I’m imagining it will be something with “dash”. Very excited to find out!
Many of your supporters are starstruck when they meet you! Have you ever been starstruck?
I was in London when I was fifteen and ran into Cody Simpson on this random street. I barely recognized him but fifteen year-old Dasha got very, very flustered.
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
Come say hi!!! I love meeting new friends.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
I want to hang out with Billie Eilish for the day. It doesn’t even have to be music related. I just think we would genuinely get along as friends. I would also love to get coffee with Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun, but not at the same time.
What’s your current go-to song?
I’ve had Notice Me by Role Model on repeat for the past few weeks.
Why do you think social media is so important for teen artists like yourself?
It’s the best way to connect with people who love your music all around the world. It’s really important to me that my social media presence is as authentic as possible and accurately describes what I’m like in 3D.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
For my next few singles/ debut EP to reach as many people as possible and create a solid foundation with my supporters and audience for a long career! Then once the world opens up again to tour around the world.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
THANK YOU for supporting my music and my artistry. Keep streaming and sharing! I love you all <3