It’s safe to say that we’ve found the R&B queen of the future and her name is Dana Williams.
The budding songstress is the daughter of the late David Williams, a rhythm guitarist who performed on such iconic songs as Madonna’s “Like A Prayer,” Stevie Nicks’s “Stand Back,” and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”
Growing up in L.A. and New York, Williams first began experimenting with songwriting in middle school, often in collaboration with her father. “My dad also produced music, and a lot of times he’d bring home a track and tell me, ‘Write a verse here, a chorus here, another verse here,’” Williams says. “It was just a fun thing we did together, but it taught me how to write.”
Fast forward and Dana has released two EPs and caught the attention of Alex Da Kid, who signed her to KIDinaKORNER/Island Records. Her latest and major-label debut single “Holiday” is, according to Williams, “an expression of self-love and realizing that it is better to be alone than in the company of a turbulent relationship.”
Hard at work honing her craft and developing new material, Williams took time out of her busy schedule to chat with Celeb Secrets during a trip to New York City. She talks about her songwriting process, goals for 2019 and more!
Check out the full video below and connect with Dana by following her on Instagram at @iamdanawilliams.