Twenty-two year old musician, songwriter, LGBTQIA+ rights advocate and GRAMMY award-winner Daya announces her new EP entitled The Difference today. Including her hit single “Bad Girl,” which is currently climbing the pop radio charts and sits at #25 on the U.S. Top 40.
The Difference Tracklist
1. First Time
2. Bad Girl
3. Tokyo Drifting
4. The Difference
6. Bad Girl (JVKE Remix)
The Difference also features a new song “Montana,” which is out today. While “Bad Girl” is the first song where Daya has addressed her queerness in her lyrics, the stripped-back and slow-burning “Montana” takes it a step further. “‘Montana’ is about the fantasy of getting away from L.A. and retreating to a place where I could live a simpler life with the person I love,” says Daya. “It’s wondering what our relationship would be like without all the noise and pressure and distractions, and dreaming how good that would be for us.”
Daya – a.k.a. the moniker of Grace Tandon, in a nod to her Indian heritage as Daya is the Hindi translation of her first name – will release The Difference EP on May 14th via AWAL/Sandlot & Kasher Records just in time for June Pride Month. “I want to do whatever I can to normalize queer relationships and queer stories, and help lesser-known queer artists get more visibility in the mainstream,” says Daya, who has performed at countless Pride events, and works with GLAAD and the Trevor Project. “When I came out I was lucky enough to have really supportive family and friends around me, and now I want to help move the needle for anyone who maybe doesn’t have it as easy as I did.”
Alaska Reid is releasing her Big Bunny EP this Friday December 11 on Terrible Records. Reid is best known for her band Alyeska. This new project is a personal collection recalling her time growing up in Montana, and her partial move to LA. Reid worked with Max Hershenow & A.G. Cook on this single “Warm.”
Alaska explains: “‘Warm’ is a retrospective about playing shows and hanging around LA in my late teens / early twenties and feeling pretty lonely within it all. The song spans Montana and Los Angeles – A. G. Cook and I recreated that in the video, going between the two, shooting at the beach and then in my hometown between the Yellowstone River & the train tracks.”
Reid’s lyrics have a vulnerable emotional to them. She is a combination of Weyes Blood meets Fiona Apple.