The budding young songstress is back with more of her glossy and impressively keen Indie Pop.
As a 21-year-old music student, Dasha is already on the ascent to prominence. Her self-written debut EP $hiny Things, released through Sony Music/Quadio earlier this year, boasts over a million Spotify streams and the polish of a musician with a vision. But not one to rest, she’s already releasing new music with the disarming single “Nervous.”
About the new single, Dasha told us: “‘Nervous’ is definitely the most vulnerable and personal song I’ve ever released. It’s absolutely terrifying singing about such a vulnerable situation…This song is about my first intimate experience. It’s about letting my guard down for the first time and letting someone know me better than I’ve ever let anyone. l was so in love, and it was a really special experience.”
Over a warbling mid-tempo synth line, Dasha recounts a quintessential early 20s experience – learning to bring down your walls when you’ve only just discovered what they are and where they stand. Yet, even when knocked off her emotional center by a first encounter, her intuition (and lyricism) are sharp, quipping, “When I’m on your skin, am I also in your head?”
With her whole life and career ahead of her, she’s spending time thinking about who she wants to be: “My main goal with my songs and songwriting is to relate to my supporters. I want my listeners to understand that I’m human and experience everything they do,” she says.
We’ll certainly keep an eye on her to see just how far she can go.
“Nervous” is available worldwide now through Quadio Records.