multi-platinum singer/songwriter DAYA is back with new
music with the emotionally poignant song "Safe" which
is available everywhere now at http://smarturl.it/SafeDaya
via Interscope Records.
Daya and co-writers Laleh and Joel Little (who both produced
the track) penned the song the day after the Route 91 Harvest
Festival shooting in Las Vegas last fall, channeling their sense
of grief and processing into a track that harkens back to a
nostalgic time when the world seemed more innocent.
- Safe (Lyric Video)
the lyrics and inspiration behind the track, Daya reflects:
"'Safe' was written the day after the Vegas shooting. I felt
powerless and lost trying to come to terms with the senselessness
of it. The song draws on the feelings of safety / invincibility
that I experienced during my early childhood, where the only
big horror stories were well-crafted movies or books of fiction.
But there are always antagonists in society trying to build
their own real-life horror stories, and now these stories increasingly
seem to be happening in traditionally safe spaces like schools
and festivals. We're being forced to confront - at younger and
younger ages - the proximity of evil and how easily it could
affect us or someone we love. The song explores that childhood
illusion of safety and how I wish I could wrap a blanket of
safety around myself and the people I love."
lyric video for "Safe" is composed entirely of VHS footage to
create various video backgrounds and textures. A full music
video for the song is coming soon. Watch the lyric video HERE.
"Safe" is Daya's first new song since the release of "New" in
October 2017 after signing with Interscope Records last summer.
Her vocals were most recently featured on R.L. Grime's single
"I Wanna Know." Next up, Daya can be seen live with a special
performance at the Special Olympics, and stops at Lollapalooza
and the Billboard Hot 100 Festival.