Indie-Pop Cutie daena Crushes Clichés On Debut Single "Overrated"
Love isn’t dead. It’s alive and bursting with color and cliché and that’s okay. We’re all a sucker for a sweetheart at some point.
On her debut single “Overrated,” Nashville indie-pop singer-songwriter daena gets bitter and sweet about young love. Hear what she had to tell us about the track below:
When “Overrated” kicks off, it’s sent blooming into a punchy percussive-based arrangement bursting with synth twinkles in the distance and a gently plucked guitar line, but it’s not all that explosive yet — just saccharine and sunny. Btw, daena might actually be the lovechild of Sara Bareilles and Julia Nunes, so her voice is just so steady, a cool stream with easy delivery.
“Overrated” starts out as a tongue-in-cheek, slightly jaded rambling against dating stereotypes, but the truth is that the song’s narrator has been compromised by stone cold love in all its sugary sweetness. Aided by addictive instrumentation zipping and fizzing with edgy indie-pop tones, daena delivers a hook-laden anthem dripping in sheepish confession, a love song so one-of-a-kind that you won’t soon forget it.
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Featured photo of daena by Acacia Evans