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

Martina Matencio

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: