Singer/songwriter DAYVID, released today his new single, “Wasted Luv,” the first song from his highly anticipated soon-to-be released EP.
“Wasted Luv,” was produced by Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO), and is co-written by DAYVID and Reid. The single was mixed by DJ Swivel and mastered by Chris Gehringer. “Wasted Luv” is released by DAYVID Music with AWAL being the global distributor.
“While I was driving to the 2019 Coachella Music Festival, I was thinking about a new song, and the title “Wasted Luv” came to me. So came up with a key line: “don’t wanna get to know ya, just to forget ya” and the post-chorus melody. I texted these ideas to Morgan Taylor Reid, and he loved them. As soon as we could get together in his studio, we wrote the song in a few hours. Morgan produced a skeleton track to get us started. We then went to a piano and wrote the rest of the song. I recorded the lead vocals a few days later. Over the next week we added the gang vocals to make the song feel big, added the intro, and Morgan finished the production,” says DAYVID, who since the age of sixteen has been writing music for major music artists including Fedde le Grand and Navarra.
“We layered the song with different Juno-106 synth settings providing a slight portamento bending of each note into the next chord change. This provides a smooth gliding sound similar to that popular in the ‘80’s,” adds the artist whose music is inspired by 80’s music icons Prince, George Michael and Peter Gabriel.
“Wasted Luv” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music:
21-year-old singer and songwriter DAYVID is a San Diego native. As a child he sang in a church choir, and in high school began dissecting popular music to understand its construction. At 16, he began commuting to Los Angeles to find a path into the music industry and soon found success writing music for artists including Fedde le Grand and Navarra.
At 18, DAYVID moved to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time music career. Wanting to remain independent, he assembled his own music team of collaborators, and released his debut single “Sure of Me” in Fall 2018. He began a collaboration with Grammy-nominated Morgan Taylor Reid soon after, which spawned the well-reviewed single “VHS” in Spring 2019 and the upcoming new single “Wasted Luv,” soon to be followed by an EP.
DAYVID has a unique modern voice that is often compared to ‘80’s artists like Tears for Fears or Chris de Burgh. The production builds the music bed around his smooth natural tone to provide a modern flair.
DAYVID’s music is inspired by many artists including Prince, George Michael, and Peter Gabriel from the 80’s and current artists Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift.
“I co-write all of own my songs, and am deeply involved in the entire process including production, mixing/mastering, and the creation of visuals to keep everything cohesive with my overall vision,” says DAYVID. “Much of the inspiration for my music and aesthetic actually comes from 80’s classic films like ‘Breakfast Club,’ ‘Say Anything,’ and ‘Sixteen Candles.’ For me, it’s all about creating music that speaks for me, and hopefully gives a voice to others.”
Official Website: www.officialdayvid.com
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