Daya takes pop music to another level with an R&B and Indie twist. Her mature vocals leave jaws gaping at her young age of 17.
Her debut album, Sit Still, Look Pretty, has earned her over 341 million plays on Spotify since the album's release earlier this month.
The songs seem to target the female demographic with lines like "I don't want to sit still, look pretty ["Sit Still, Look Pretty"]" and "girls seem to like the guys who don't appreciate ["Hide Away"]."
These aren't your Taylor Swift break-up songs, but they do offer a strong dose of girl-power for the ladies lacking in that department. The sound is, for the most part, upbeat and poppy with a dash of just the right amount of Indie. The R&B hits on rap-ish segments in songs like "I.C.Y.M.I." It all mixes together to form a distinctly Daya sound that her 116,000 Twitter followers would likely agree is easy on the ears.
While the sound is not something that would normally be my taste, I enjoyed listening to the songs while working on homework, and I even had a dance-around-the-house session to her song "I.C.Y.M.I." That and "Sit Still, Look Pretty" are still on repeat on my Spotify account.
As someone who usually stays in her (for lack of a better term) music box, I understand that you know what you like and this might not seem like it. But give Daya and her new album a listen and go out there to broaden your horizons... or something like that.