DAYVID Has Our Attention With New Single "Miles"
DAYVID is a 20 year old singer/songwriter who intends to influence the current state of
Pop with his own style and affinity for polished eclecticism. DAYVID is influenced by various
genres that include Country, R&B, and EDM. Originally from Southern California, starting
writing his own lyrics at only 14 years old and began to collaborate with other songwriters as he
made his trips to Los Angeles. Since then, DAYVID has moved to Los Angeles and has the
opportunity to write for the likes of Fedde Le Grand (Monsta) and Navarra (It’s been you ).
DAYVID explains that he is deeply involved with the whole process of recording, writing and
producing his songs. He explains that he does his best to not imitate anyone which brings us to
his track , “Miles”.
The track, “Miles” tells the listener of a relationship where the couple feels distant hence
the title of the song. The lyrics are metaphorical and it makes the listener dive deeper into the
song. DAYVID’s vocals are nicely done and he has a very smooth timbre which is very pleasing
to the ears. The production quality is equally as pleasant with its sultry pop vibes and driving
percussion. The song has a very nice contrast to today’s pop music, but yet it feels so familiar to
the listener. “Miles” is the second single from DAYVID’s debut album No Signal which is
expected in winter of 2019.
Listen to "Miles" here and get to know DAYVID in our interview below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I was born and raised in San Diego. I come from an outdoors-oriented family, and we spent a lot of time exploring, camping, hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding in the California mountains and deserts. I started commuting to Los Angeles to pursue music while in High School. I graduated a semester early, and immediately moved to LA.
Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
I started singing in a church choir when I was 7. My family wasn’t very interested in music. My Dad would play country music in the car, and my Mom would sometimes play classical or jazz. I was exposed to other types of music through my friends. I took piano lessons for a couple of elementary school years, but I wasn’t very interested and stopped. As I got older, I listened more closely to music, and I got interested in how popular music was put together. We had a piano in the house. When I was 13 or 14, I YouTubed to learn to play simple chords and almost unconsciously began to lay down melodies. Soon after, I started to go to Los Angeles to seek acting opportunities, and I got introduced to people in the music industry. I played a few of my rough ideas for them, and I was encouraged to pursue songwriting. So I did.
I worked for years to find my sound with the help of many amazing people. As I matured, I co-wrote songs for other artists such as Fedde Le Grand and Navarra and started releasing my own project independently through my own company, DAYVID Music, distributed through AWAL.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
My name is David. I wanted to use a variant of this name, and I tried several possibilities. I settled on DAYVID because it is simple and bold.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
I co-write all my songs. I am deeply involved in the whole process including production, mixing/mastering, and creation of visuals. Each song is written in a different way. Nearly always I bring in a concept, and we develop it into a song. Sometimes it is done very quickly, and sometimes it takes many hours.
We’re really into your new song "Miles"! Can you tell us a bit about it?
Miles is my second single. It is a moody, mid-tempo song that explores the complications of a relationship plagued with emotional distance. A haunting synth intro leads to my vocals reflecting on being close, then growing apart over time.
Where did the inspiration behind "MILES" come from?
What were some challenges you faced in the creation process of "MILES", how did you overcome that?
The writing went quickly. The first version was my vocals with acoustic guitar. My co-writers (Zac Poor and Jimmy Burney) and I knew that the song needed to sound “bigger” to capture the feeling. Zac and I had worked with Producer Morgan Taylor Reid, and we knew he was the right producer to bring Miles to maturity. He did.
What are three things you’d love your fans to know about you?
I love to create something that gives pleasure to others. I enjoy traveling and meeting people with different cultures and lives. But I also enjoy spending time with my family and close friends.
Any upcoming shows? For someone who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your performance?
I’m currently developing plans for performing in 2019. To learn details, follow me on social media at officialdayvid and sign up for my mailing list.
What’s next for you in 2019?
Release of my debut album (No Signal), more music videos, DJ collaborations, and going on tour.
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