Between The Notes With Singer-Songwriter Daya

Remember that little song from The Chainsmokers "Don't Let Me Down" that won a GRAMMY? That amazing voice on deck with them - that would be Daya!

Born Grace Martine Tandon, the Pittsburgh native slid her way into a major hit with the Dance Duo, while making her way up the charts herself with the song "Hide Away" which hit 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Between The Notes, we followed Daya to see her creative process when it comes to her tour design, the difference in her songwriting process, as well as her piano skills.



Daya feels stronger with a full band behind her, but she sits down on the piano and shares her song "Hide Away." She shares that the show experience is a very important part of performing live for her, because she wants to give the listener something to remember, and not sounding identical to her track that's on the radio or on iTunes.

She's gotten backlash when it comes to wanting to chase being an artist, rather than just a songwriter. When she recorded the demo for "Hide Away," she knew she wanted to sing it herself, and that demo is what is what you hear as the officially released track.

Daya says that winning a GRAMMY with The Chainsmokers is still a surreal experience. Viewing pictures from that time (2 years ago now), it seems like her life has changed so much since then, growing much more as an artist.


Her newest album Sit Still, Look Pretty is available now.


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