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Danny Silvertone | RM Spotlight Feature

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

Welcome back to another spotlight feature by the Rooted Minds Blog, where we connect with Artists and Entrepreneurs to learn about their journey and shed some light on the various happenings in our community.

Our brand is big on being able to connect with other emerging artists and learn about their journeys. So many of us have very unique stories and approaches, so we believe that it’s important to highlight those moments and continue to put that good energy out into the world. In this article, we will learn a little more about Danny Silvertone, as we talk about his recent release and journey to and through music.

We are celebrating the release of Insomnia, a song curated to advance the conversation around our mental health and lifestyle as it relates to living in this digital age. The music is undeniable and Danny floats on the track with catchy vocals. I feel it's definitely worth an add to your playlists. After you check out the interview you can also check out his music video produced by Epidemic Media.

Danny released Insomnia 2021, which is a 10 Track Album. That features song titles such as "The Reason," "No One Can Judge Us," "Nostalgia," and the title track "Insomnia." The project is filled with some really good music and song writing. In this project you get a little bit of everything from chill to dark and the best of funk-filled pop tracks like "Shadow."


BIO: Danny Silvertone is an American singer-songwriter. His R&B/POP music hybrid is noted for its stylized, cinematic quality and exploration of themes of intimacy, late-night vibes, romance, and sadness. His music contains many references to pop culture, particularly from the 1990s and early 2000s.



Danny Silvertone

RM: Rooted Minds

DS: Danny Silvertone

RM: What has been your journey to being in the field that you’re in today? (Artist, Musician, Athlete, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Creative, Etc.) What has been the most impactful lesson that you've learned?

DS: I consider myself a musician of sorts and also consider myself a visual artist. In either case, I’ve learned that An essential component of creating a quality project is having a team behind you that you can work with well, and communicate with. For a long time, I wanted to do every step of the creative process myself. I feel like a lot of people have this problem, but it’s really important to realize that sometimes you’re only particularly good at one or two things. Whatever you’re missing you should be honest with yourself about, outsource, and be collaborative.

RM: For those that may not know, how did you come up with the name or concept for your business, brand, channel, or project?

DS: Well, I started picking up the guitar more because I wanted to create music that was more eclectic and creative so I figured my stage name should also include something that pays homage to classic guitars of the past. Silvertone guitars are guitars that are sought after now for their sound but when they first came out back in the 60s, we were not very favored - I like that story. Silvertone guitars are also the exact brand of guitar that Jimi Hendrix learned to play guitar on.

RM: 1) Tell us about your inspiration behind an upcoming project? 2) What do you hope to accomplish and what do you hope people take away from it?

DS: My debut project insomnia is out now everywhere music is streaming, and also - but one thing that is very important about this album and its message essentially is that you’re not alone when it comes to some of the mental obstacles that you may face. I wrote this project during 2020, everything just lined up that way - the pandemic was happening, there was social unrest and political discourse. It felt hard to navigate the ideas of intimacy, friendship and technology during a time where applications and computers and social media are now officially running everything. It felt overwhelming and I don’t feel like enough people are talking about that openly. That is the point of this project.

RM: What have been some effective ways that you've marketed yourself in your space and industry?

DS: I don’t think it’s any secret by now that I am very particular about how my project is being marketed. Everything from billboards and ads on every platform are being utilized for this, including a group of people online and that found me through social media acting as a sort of digital street team to help promote insomnia!

RM: How have you grown in your field (entrepreneur or creative) in the last 5 years and who's been influential in that process?

DS: I think I’ve grown immensely when it comes to my music and the relationship I have with it, before, I won’t lie, I don’t think I really knew what I was doing and I didn’t exactly have a game plan, but especially over the last two years I was able to find mentors people who cared enough about my message, and the music that I create to help guide me and develop me into a more well-rounded, talented musician. Louie from Epidemic Media is one of the hardest working people that I know and he’s been essential in helping develop me into an artist and I feel like he is not only respectable but also more versatile.

RM: What are some short-term goals that you are working towards, that friends and supporters can help you with?

DS: If you’re reading this and you’re wondering what you can do to become involved in this project and movement, all you have to do is get connected with me on social media and add insomnia to your playlist. I want to start a conversation around this that goes beyond the record. I feel like we’ve been in a cultural limbo when it comes to our music and the values that it’s teaching us, and this new generation of people - I think it’s important that musicians start making records that are authentic to who they really are, and how they really feel, and address real issues that people are facing in their life now more than ever.

RM: 1) What are one or two things that keep you rooted/grounded? 2)How do you practice good self-care or how can you practice it better (if you've been lacking in that area)?

DS: Truthfully, putting in the work, and the time to create a project from scratch as an independent artist at this point is what keeps me rooted and grounded. This has been a lot of work. It’s been a lot of time it’s been a lot of sweat blood and tears put into this, and I think that in itself is enough to make me appreciate the outcome that this is now having. Anybody that knows me personally will let you know that I have a whole routine. I do it every morning and I do it every night. I have lots of things that I do throughout the day to take care of myself, including eating well and staying well rested.

RM: What are some words of wisdom or encouragement for upcoming creatives, entrepreneurs, or people in a similar situation to you that you'd like to share?

DS: If you’re a creative or an entrepreneur in this new digital age where there really aren’t any rules or anything goes all I can say is that it’s very important that you develop a process for how you do your work and you develop a team so that you are always coming back to people that you know you work well with!

RM: What has been the best piece of advice you have ever received in reference to your journey, career, and industry?

DS: Once I was told to be patient and trust the process, it’s really simple and it seems cliché but it’s more important than you know.


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