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GET TO KNOW: Flaming June



After delighting us with a string of rich and enticing offerings over the last few years, singer and songwriter Flaming June is back once again with her latest delight 'The Ballad Of Daniel Dawson'.


Bringing back more of that bold and dynamic folk-pop sound she is known for, 'The Ballad Of Daniel Dawson' makes for a wonderfully engaging listen. Filled with subtle tones, uplifting pace, and her own intoxicating voice at the helm, her latest release is just what we have come to expect from her since she began.


So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.


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What was the first instrument you learned to play?


Piano


What was the first album you remember owning?


A-ha – Hunting High and Low


Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?


No – Flaming June was my first band.


What is a song you wish you had written yourself?


P J Harvey – Sheela-na-gig


What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?


I love the feeling I get when I’m writing a song that I think expresses something authentic and also when a track gets radio play – especially when “Rumpelstiltskin” was played on BBC 6 Radio.


And what about the most frustrating part?


That creativity is often given value through plays, views and streams. That it’s difficult to break even on a release as a DIY artist.


Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?


First Aid Kit


Where do you see yourself in five years time?


I’ve just started producing my own songs rather than using studios and I am looking forward to developing this over the next few years.


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Flaming June's new single 'The Ballad Of Daniel Dawson' is available to stream now. Check it out below.