DAY - Mama

 

DAY - Mama

DAY – Mama

 

ARTIST NAME: DAY

 

SONG TITLE: Mama

 

RELEASE DATE: 30/03/20

 

GENRE: Alternative Rock/Indie

 

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DAY are a 3 piece from North London with additional lead guitar and sax players for live gigs.

 

They were formed in 2019 by Alex Barty-King and have since played at over 20 venues across London including O2 Academy Islington, The Troubadour, Sebright Arms, and The Windmill.

 

DAY merge alternative rock songwriting with a strong lyrical and musical theme reflecting the simple and transformative beauty of the daytime.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

The ability to wake up every day with a clean slate that has usually managed to shake off last night’s doubt. The sun has a lot of new energy to provide when we get back round to it again.

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Discuss how you develop your music style.

Listening to other music and learning what speaks to me. Then I think about how I might want to speak it myself. Much like learning a language, nothing really happens until I try it. Then over time, I find that it starts speaking back to me, and so I create an echo chamber where I can slowly start to recognize my own style. It’s a lot like the art of improvisation, you have to create something solid to push off from, but that solid thing can only materialize from consistent pursuit and constant evaluation.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

Multi-genre music is everything to me and the very idea of a genre-specific band bores me.

 

My favourite artists are those who can swing towards different genres effectively whilst still coming across coherent.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

Playing good shows and posting good content online like a madman seems to have worked well so far. Obviously right now being in lockdown means we can’t play live, so the internet is key.

 

The most obvious and oldest trick in the book is still by far the best – the regular newsletter. If you haven’t signed up already – Website

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

It depends on what you want to achieve. If you want to be an artist, then the art comes first.

 

If you want to be a celebrity then the launch comes first, and you might become an artist somewhere down the line.

 

There is no process, the industry is upside down. I only know about trying to create a successful pop-rock group, and I’m only at the beginning of the journey. This process is only the desire to become the best I can for myself, at my own pace.

 

If I keep reflecting on what it is, I’m trying to convey, with honesty and perseverance, then one day that integrity might carve out a path for a career to take hold.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

By humming all the time, songs I know, and mystery songs that I haven’t heard before.

 

These mystery melodies, if repeated enough, usually won’t go away until they’re recorded acapella on my iPhone or put straight to the band as I walk up from the station.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

Obviously, it’s all subjective, so for me, vocals, arrangement, soundscape, production, and a certain precariousness…

 

The vocals are the most important because I’m a singer and this speaks to me the most.

 

I like instruments and parts to talk to each other, when you have an authentic musical conversation going on then you’ve got a good song. I say precariousness because if I don’t have a feeling that the song is about to burst into flames at any minute then there’s a certain complacent arrogance that puts me off. There’s something about a good song that walks this line beautifully.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

There are many levels to this because each listener has different expectations and preferences.

 

I try to build a song around my artistic intention, this usually means appropriately placing assets and ideas into my music that actualizes this intention and attracts like-minded people who will enjoy listening. These ideas will be things I pick up along the way by listening to different music and constantly examining my intention.

 

I like to make lyrics that invoke individual inspiration and hopefully provide new ways of thinking.

 

I like using animals to communicate ideas about relationships and self-improvement.

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Tell us how you interact with producers and music directors.

I have only worked with one producer for our debut single ‘Mama’ and that man is the amazingly talented Nathan Ridley. Our interaction is beautiful as he is open to receive us as a band but clear about what he sees and wants to achieve.

 

They represent the side of you that needs to deliver right then and there, so for me, it’s important that the interaction is honest, direct, and compassionate from the beginning otherwise it’s a waste of time.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

Utterly drained and totally void of all inspiration.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

My worst song is probably called ‘Johnny Seagull’ I wrote about 5 years ago and it’s just quite boring…

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

Couldn’t tell you, everything and nothing depending on how it goes.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

This release is the most special artistic thing I’ve ever done being my band’s debut. I cannot thank my band enough for their amazing input and patience.

 

It’s my first real musical baby and I’m ready to let it go so we can nurture the rest.

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Tell us about your future goals.

A world tour would be the thing when this pandemic is over obviously. I want to make albums. Immediate goals though would be the release of two more singles and then our debut EP called RUN.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

With patience, diligence, and acceptance. Obstacles are my own purpose-built challenges!

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Elaborate on the song.

The song is a statement about our relationship with the earth. It’s an overdue question as to whether we are fulfilling our function and what that function might be.

 

So far in my life, the function seems most likely to be love, and whether we are loving the world is a question you can answer for yourself.

 

It’s a clarion call for all who care and feel to question their own personal relationship with love and how it affects the world they live in.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

The name DAY represents the enormity and simplicity of the daytime. It’s a nod towards the sun that provides us with all our light, motivation, and energy.

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DAY release their debut single ‘Mama’ on 30th March 2020

 

The song is about our relationship with the earth, characterized by an animal searching for meaning from its mother. It ultimately determines the answer is love and there’s plenty of it. This is the first song, songwriter, and frontman Alex Barty-King wrote for the band and is a statement of his positivity about the overall future of the planet and the human race.

 

DAY are a 3 piece from North London with additional lead guitar and sax players for live gigs. They were formed in 2019 by Alex Barty-King and have since played at over 20 venues across London including O2 Academy Islington, The Troubadour, Sebright Arms, and The Windmill.

 

DAY merge alternative rock songwriting with a strong lyrical and musical theme reflecting the simple and transformative beauty of the daytime…

 

Influences

Influenced by the likes of Arcade Fire, Fat White Family, Mellah, Wooden Shjips, and MGMT…


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