desert island by dayaway

Darkenin Heart

Dreampop band dayaway, featuring members of CLAVVS, have unveiled their third single desert island, and have announced the release of their self-titled first EP, coming on August 3rd, 2022. The new single single is in the manner of Dayaway's wistful pop song crafting, based on a foundation of misty guitars, psychedelic synthesizers, and gritty rhythms, with influences ranging from the nineties through the 2000s.

"desert island is a cheeky song about avoiding your problems," say the band on the new single. "I really loved the imagery of swimming to a desert island to get away from your ex. We filmed the video at Coney Island and directed and edited it ourselves, like all of our videos. Capturing the vibe of the music is really important to us, and the visual element is a big reason why we make music in the first place. This one is about escapism and having fun on your own. We were inspired by the mythos of Coney Island, and it’s a playful nod at the title."

They continue to comment on the entire EP: "This project started as a sort of accident. I was sitting on the beach on a late summer day in 2018 when I felt compelled to start writing these summertime love songs. They came to me so quickly and all at once. These are vignettes of love and loss from my imagination and my life. They’re meant to capture the feelings of summertime, from the hot blue euphoria to the hazy golden sadness. On one level, they're simple love songs, but there's also something a little deeper about growing up and saying goodbye."

Video filmed and edited by dayaway at Coney Island NYC

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