What is your name? 
Well, my real name is Daniela, but in Romania where I come from, I’m called Dana. While living in Denmark I’ve been called Dayna by some of my international friends, and I like that a lot more. I just identify with it better. Thus I’ve decided to make Day Nah my artist name.

What is your genre of music?
My genre is a fusion of jazz, blues-rock, soul and funk. 

Give us a little bio about you.
My Bio on Spotify:
Originally from Romania, but currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Day Nah comes from a musically-inclined family, with her father being a guitarist and her mother a vocalist. The singer’s parents introduced Day Nah to legendary rock and roll, blues, funk and soul musicians from a young age, which heavily shaped her composing and singing style. Day Nah taught herself how to sing by drawing inspiration from her heroes: James Brown, Etta James, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and many others. After experimenting for a while with contemporary R&B, lo-fi and electropop, under the names Dayna and Diella Siel, the artist decided to come back to her roots on her upcoming EP. Baby cosmic crazy, the first single of the EP, is described by the artist as “a love anthem towards her future artistic self” and is based on a fascination with the 1960-1970’s hippie era. This future alter-ego was inspired by the iconic Janis Joplin but also by the genius multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana, both of whom Day Nah idolises.

What made you go into music?
Music has always been my greatest passion and the one thing I always go back to in order to find myself and get in touch with my inner feelings. We all need a form of therapy and for me singing and songwriting are my ways of coping with life and its challenges. Singing and performing make me feel most vulnerable but also most alive. So it was only natural that I would pursue this career, as it’s the one that I burn for the most. 

Who are your influences?
As stated in my bio, some of my greatest influences are: James Brown, Etta James, Janis Joplin,  Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Erykah Badu, Norah Jones.

Are you a signed?
I’m not signed.

You released  your new single ‘Baby Cosmic Crazy’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song. 
Long story short, Baby Cosmic Crazy is the first track of my upcoming EP, and when I wrote it, I was super enthusiastic and excited for what was to come and for finally deciding to give my passion for music a proper go. In this period I had all these thoughts and considerations about who I was and who I wanted to be as an artist. I’ve always been fascinated with the 1960-1970’s hippie era and the bohemian atmosphere surrounding it, and most of all, with the iconic Janis Joplin. In the same period I was also discovering the young yet incredibly talented Tash Sultana. So yeah, Baby Cosmic Crazy can be seen as a tribute to the raw talent and genius of these artists and others but also as a love anthem towards my future self, as I was projecting these images onto myself. As I was writing the song I was mentally creating and visualising this character that combined revolutionary creativity, wilderness, passion and sensuality, and I was not only fascinated by it but also infatuated with it. So yeah, imagine yourself dancing in the mirror naked, stripped of all inhibitions or fears, fully accepting of your physical beauty in all its forms, satisfied with the choices you’ve made, having no regrets. And falling in love with that self. That’s what Baby Cosmic Crazy is about.

Describe the track in two words.
Powerful. Expressive.

What was the writing and recording process like?
This single along with the whole EP were created on-line. The tracks were produced by my friend, Radu Constantin, in his home studio in the UK. I composed the vocal melodies, wrote the lyrics and recorded vocals in my home studio in Copenhagen. After sending him the vocal stems, he would then mix the tracks and master them. For me personally, the process was experimentational and playful, as any creative process should be. I always write my lyrics after I create the melody. The melody just comes out instinctively as the result of improvisation, while the lyrics are written in a more structured way. I am also passionate about writing and storytelling, so visualising the story behind the song plays an important part as well.

Who did you work with on the single?
As mentioned above, for this single, along with my other three upcoming singles I’ve worked with my friend Radu Constantin, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in London and also a graduate of The School Of Sound Recording from Manchester.

Will we see a music video for ‘Baby Cosmic Crazy’ and if so, what can we expect from the creative process? 
Yes, in fact the official music video is coming out the 24th of February and it will be available on YouTube. The creative process behind making the video was very interesting for me, as it was the first professional music video I was a part of. I can only tell you that the meaning behind the song translated into the video, yet the video expanded the initial idea, and created a slightly different twist.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what tell us more about it.
Yes, so Baby Cosmic Crazy is the first single of my upcoming 4-track EP. The second single that will come out is called Wild and Free. The plan is to release the tracks as singles throughout spring and summer and release the EP as a whole afterwards.

Do you have any live shows coming up?
 Not just yet, working on that at the moment.

What else can we expect in early 2023?
Lots and lots of good stuff: The official music video for Baby Cosmic Crazy, the official release of Wild and Free and the official music video for it.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years from now I see myself releasing several new singles and albums, collaborating with various artists and producers, touring in Europe and all over the world.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
I think it depends a lot on my mood but also on the artist who’s performing. Sometimes I’m completely lost in sound and devour every little bit of it. Other times I’m more fascinated with the performance, and by that I mean mostly the visuals: the projections, lights, choreography.  Sometimes I’m more captivated by the energy and the whole atmosphere an artist is able to transmit to the audience, and the way they’re able to make us feel like we’re one.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes, here they are:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.