Sparking feelings of nostalgia and wonder in his fans, the singer-songwriter and producer David Diaz returns to express his woes with a rhythmic single, "Pay To Be Happy."
Through each release, David Diaz takes listeners on a sonic journey into his world and experiences. Inspired by his studies in philosophy while also passionate about supporting mental health, Diaz continuously fuels his music with relevant and relatable messages to form a deeper connection.
Expanding on his recent emotional single, "Pay To Be Happy," David Diaz takes his audience into introspection through his relatable and heavy lyricism, asking questions of his ways and why he can't seem to move from certain emotional stages. While the r&b/pop instrumentals take a more upbeat path, the track truly makes for a unique experience.
"Pay To Be Happy" opens with glimmering synths that expel a relatively upbeat and lively sonic atmosphere. That being said, when David Diaz makes his vocal experience, he tells a saddening story of his pain and wondering why he tends to stay down and out. The shimmering r&b instrumentals and sonics give us heavy similarities to The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights."
The accompanying kicks share an incredibly upbeat and energetic feel that keeps the exhilarating sonics afloat. While David Diaz belts his vocals and continues his heartfelt story of wishing to pay to be happy, the song reaches the outro and gives us all the sonic and lyrical satisfaction we've been craving.
Allow David Diaz's recent single "Pay To Be Happy" to heighten your emotion as you form a deeper connection with his relatable and honest lyricism.
Hello David Diaz and welcome back to BuzzMusic, it's great to chat with you again, this time surrounding your latest emotional single, "Pay To Be Happy." Was there a moment that pushed you to express your emotions through the creation of this song? Hey! Thank you so much for having me back!! My last single, "Only I Get Sad," was what pushed me to be 100% honest in my lyrics. After I wrote it I knew that I wanted to continue writing songs where I can openly express my emotions, but before "Only I Get Sad" existed, I wasn't willing to go into such explicit detail about my life experiences. I deliberately wrote it in a way that anyone could relate to it, also while staying true to my feelings without being too descriptive. That made writing "Pay To Be Happy" slightly more challenging because it's specific to me and my struggles. I was in new territory. We're intrigued by the uplifting and energetic sonic tones within "Pay To Be Happy" that contrast your saddened lyricism. What inspired you to take this unique route? It's so cool that people are noticing that! It's something that I had to take my time and figure out. Essentially, what inspired me was my passion for discussing philosophical concepts and taboo social topics. You know, sometimes life just sucks, but I've noticed that so many people sideline the bad stuff because it's too hard to face. So I thought it'd be better to make the message of the song easier to absorb by having the production contrast with the lyrics. How did you write your lyricism for "Pay To Be Happy" to allow your listeners to relate and form a connection with you and the song's theme? When I write a song, I only have two goals; to express my feelings and to create a genuine connection between me and my audience, whether it's at a live show or through streaming my music. Growing up, I had very complex emotions. It was rare if I'd find an artist who could communicate a message that I'd relate to. I wasn't worried at all about my listeners not being able to connect with "Pay To Be Happy" because the concept of happiness is something that everyone innately relates to and experiences. I always take a moment from writing or recording to step back and say to myself, "Okay, HOW will people connect to this? Did I write this to look cool or because it MATTERS?" The last thing I want to do is be inauthentic with myself or my fans. You can smell fakeness and inauthenticity from a mile away. We've noticed a running theme throughout your music, being that you tend to touch on rather vulnerable and reflective concepts. What does vulnerability mean to you, and is it easy for you to open up when songwriting? That's something I'm quite proud of. To me, vulnerability is synonymous with strength. I used to think that if I made my struggles known, that that would somehow make me weak or look like I needed attention. Because of that, over several years, I internalized my pain, and never spoke up about it. I acted like everything was perfect when, in reality, I was falling apart day by day. Eventually, I got the support I needed and took the time to mentally and emotionally mature. Now, I'm in a healthier place where being vulnerable and open about my struggles has become second nature both in life and in my music. What would you like new listeners to know about you and the music that you create? Wow. That's a hard question. Haha! I don't want to say, " Follow me and listen to my music," because, honestly, I'm not for everyone, and neither is my music. Most people will say I'm crazy for saying that, but it's true. Some people don't feel comfortable exploring unfamiliar concepts or truths or acknowledging the ugly side of the human experience. My music and I are not for them. I've found that my fans, and my listeners, all have unique stories and come from diverse backgrounds, but the main thing that connects us is our humanity. The failures, the ups, the downs, the pain, the joy; all the things that make us beautifully flawed. There is no separation between me and my music. It's an extension of who I am. When you listen to my music, in a way...you're getting to know me.