London Artist DAYLA Drops Dreamy Debut Single "Closer"
There’s a new singer you need to know about. Based in London, emerging artist DAYLA was meant to have her voice in the spotlight. Her debut single, “Closer,” just released a few days ago, is a stunner.
“Closer” opens right away with a stark introduction to DAYLA’s voice — clear as a bell but with the slightest hint of grit to it. As she delivers her clipped, quick lyricism, a dark-pop arrangement begins to emerge from the shadows. The hum of piano keys resounds, clouds of electronic beats dot the sonic landscape, and DAYLA moves sweetly through the arrangement she’s built. There’s something both hopeless and hopeful in “Closer.” The palpable emotion of the piece weighs heavily among airy elements, but sometimes, when DAYLA’s voice stretches up to sing sincerely, the feel of promising warmth descends like a blanket over the dreamy track.