EXCLUSIVE: 14-Year-Old Songstress Darla Beaux Releases New Song ‘Summer Dream’
Darla Beaux is a home-schooled 14-year-old daughter of costume designer that listens to Seether and has a crush on a young Axel Rose, but has the veteran voice with the tendencies of a Jason Mraz.
Before you begin reading below hit play and listen to Darla’s new song “Summer Dream“. The fun loving track will be available on iTunes December 4, and her new EP Rebel Soul is due out in February. [Twitter, Facebook and YouTube]
Who Is Darla Beaux?
“I started singing when I was 10 years old at a talent show, I was signing an Opera song. Ever since then I’ve just been interested in singing. I’ve been playing more instruments like piano and guitar and it’s just blossomed from there. People think that I sound older than a 14-year-old girl.”
Any Musical Influences?
“I sing classics like the song ‘At Last‘, and then there are always songs by Amy Winehouse and Adele even. Those are really my influences. I’m addicted to ‘Skyfall‘ by Adele. I love the movie too! The songs were written specifically for me. My producer KC Price did not want to force me into a pre made mould but instead explored influences and strengths to help develop me as a serious artist with character, substance and plenty if room to grow.”
What’s On Darla’s iPod right now?
“What you’d mostly find on iPod is like soul and retro, and even a little alternative. I usually listen to artists like 3 Days Grace, Seether. I’d probably say my guilty pleasure song might be Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships‘”.
Who Is Darla’s Dream Collaboration?
“I’d have to say Beyoncé or Christina Aguilera. I just love both of their voices. I’d probably would pick something fun, something from Burlesque to sing with Christina. That’s a great movie.”
Any Crushes? One Direction?
“No boys from One Direction! They’re great, just not my type. I’d have to say my celebrity crush would have to be either Billy Jo Armstrong or a young Axel Rose. His hair is amazing.”
On Fun, Fashion, & Her Mom
“I’m definitely still a kid, and I’m probably one of the nerdiest people you’ll meet. I love to play video games, I usually play Kingdom Hearts and Halo 4. I’m home schooled. Basically I just like to hang out with my friends. I have crazy style, since my mom is a costume designer; everything that I wear is over the top. My mom actually makes all of my clothes. I definitely have a close bond with my mom.”
On Her Future:
Darla’s got her sights set on a music career, and the pipes to prove it. On her prediction of the future, she says, “I definitely see myself doing this life for a while. It’s been a fun journey so far, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon.” We’re looking forward to see just where this journey takes her!