Daya Can't Fall Asleep on Pulsating New Song 'Insomnia': Listen

Martina Matencio
Daya

Everyone has those nights where no matter what you do, sleep just escapes you. Rising pop star Daya knows the feeling, as she shows on her brand-new track.

The 20-year-old singer released her new single “Insomnia” on Friday (March 8), a shuddering pop production that follows Daya as she unsuccessfully attempts to fall asleep without her lover. “'Cause I can't sleep without you/ No, I don't want to dream about you/ Wish I had my arms wrapped around you,” she sings over the oscillating beat.  

In a new interview with Paper, Daya revealed that the song is not only about her new love interest; it turns out she really is having a hard time catching z’s. “For one thing, I actually have been dealing with some serious sleep issues from touring and everything,” she said. “It's just hard because you have to get up at 4 a.m. to catch a flight to wherever, then one night your show doesn't end until 2 a.m., so your body has to be conditioned to be prepared for anything. I've rarely fallen asleep for a comfortable eight hours REM sleep.”

The singer also added that the song’s trance music roots are intended to simulate an all-night party and give the song a third meaning. “I also wanted to take it in a rave direction,” she said. “For some reason I'm always the last person to leave every party. Like I'm not always going out, but when I do, I go in.”

Check out Daya’s new single “Insomnia” below: