FRESH: ‘Wanted’ – NOTD featuring Daya

NOTD join forces with Daya for “Wanted”.

by Christopher Smith

Swedish duo NOTD have enlisted rising Los Angeles-based songstress Daya for their irresistible new single “Wanted”, out now via Polydor Records/Universal Music Sweden. “We have been fans of Daya for such a long time,” NOTD reveal, “so it’s kind of crazy to be doing a song with her now. “Wanted” is such a cool vibe and a little darker than the typical NOTD record so we are really excited to see the reaction”.

Speaking about the collaboration, Daya said, “I wrote this song around 2 years ago with Delacey and Sam Martin to just piano, and NOTD took it from there and entirely transformed it. They took all the outdated parts of it and gave them new life. I’m really excited for it to be out in the world and to see how it resonates with people”. They didn’t need to wait long for a reaction, with Daya jumping on stage at NOTD’s first ever headline show at The Roxy in LA just this week to debut “Wanted” to a rapt audience.

The ear-worm new single melds Daya’s honest, heart-on-sleeve vocals with NOTD’s inimitable glistening production to captivating effect. The track follows NOTD’s “Keep You Mine” featuring singer-songwriter and fellow Swede Shy Martin, which garnered over 15 million streams to date. The track also made it onto 62 Best Of The Week playlists and received further global support from Apple Music via their EDM Hits section. NOTD have amassed over 750 million streams from their own productions and a further 400 million remixing high-profile artists such as Years & Years, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Stanaj. The duo, consisting of teenagers Tobias Danielsson and Samuel Brandt, are also certified Platinum in Sweden, Canada, Australia (x2) and Norway, as well as Gold in the US.

20 year-old Pittsburgh native Daya meanwhile dropped her latest single “Left Me Yet”, earlier this summer, the second track to be taken from her forthcoming album on Interscope Records following the release of “Insomnia” in March, described as a “nervy, heart-racing bop” by PAPER. More recently she teamed up with Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren for ‘Forward Motion,’ featured in Late Night starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, and opened for Carly Rae Jepsen on the Paris and London dates of her Dedicated Tour before a run of international festivals and Pride dates this summer. It’s the perfect team-up from two of pop’s most exciting young acts, doing what they do best – delivering hit after hit.

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