FRESH: ‘Keeping It In The Dark’ – Daya

Daya hits back with “Keeping It In The Dark”.

by Christopher Smith

US artist Daya has released a brand new recording “Keeping It In The Dark”, which is used on the soundtrack for the new series of the US teen drama series 13 Reasons Why. The 20 year old from Pennsylvania is currently putting the finishing touches to her second studio album which is likely to include the track and her previous single “Left Me Yet”.

Grand like Lorde and sunshine-bright like Katy Perry, singer/songwriter Daya first climbed the charts as a 16-year-old high school junior. Born Grace Martine Tandon, ‘Daya’ is the Hindi word for grace in a nod to her Indian grandfather. She was raised in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon and began taking piano lessons at the age of three, moving on to voice lessons at the age of ten. Songwriting came later, and in 2014 she signed with the Z-Entertainment label based on her demos.

A year later, her single “Hide Away” took off thanks to early adopters like Tyler Oakley, Perez Hilton, and other bloggers. In 2015, Daya issued her debut self-titled EP on Artbeatz. Both “Hide Away” and the follow-up single “Sit Still, Look Pretty” rose to the Top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100, with a number 14 debut on the Heatseekers chart. She later contributed vocals to the Chainsmokers’ 2016 summer smash “Don’t Let Me Down” (which went on to win the Grammy for Best Dance Recording).

Her debut long player, “Sit Still, Look Pretty”, was released later that year. The album peaked at number 36 on the Billboard 200 and has been Gold certified for sales of over 500,000 copies. In 2017, she appeared on the Gryffin and Illenium track “Feel Good”, later releasing her own singles “New” and “Safe.” Early 2019 saw the release of “Insomnia,” the lead single from Daya’s forthcoming sophomore album.

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