hmv's Next Big Thing - November 2, 2016

hmv's Next Big Thing... #95 Daya
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv's Next Big Thing... #95 Daya

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Daya, a voice you may well know already...


Who Is She?

Daya, or Grace Martine Tandon to use her full name, is an 18-year old Pennsylvania native who came to prominence earlier this year when she lent her vocals to The Chainsmokers' megahit 'Don't Let Me Down'. Now out on the road, she's just unveiled her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty...


Who Does She Sound Like?

She's got the same stylish delivery as latter day Taylor Swift, but there's a range of influences in here, Amy Winehouse, early Alicia Keys and vintage Aaliyah. 


Why Should I Be Excited?

Because powers incredible pop songs with a totally distinctive vocal style. 


Can I Hear Something?

Sure thing. Her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty is available to preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. You can hear the title track in full below:

Sit Still, Look Pretty
Sit Still, Look Pretty Daya

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