Ever since her breakthrough success with 2016’s “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” pop singer Daya has refused to do that. With each new release, the star has given her fans new sounds and inventive visuals — and her latest is no different.
On Tuesday (March 26), Daya released the video for “Insomnia,” a trance-pop jam about failing to sleep without your lover by your side. In the clip, Daya captures the visual of that feeling, rolling up to a rave late in the evening, wanting to party, but finding herself stuck in the next room, unable to join in the revelry.
Eventually, the video shows the star joining in on the fun, but instead of bringing it to the dancefloor she performs for the raving crowd and watches them get lost in the music from the stage. “Insomnia, ah/ ‘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.
In a statement released with the video, Daya said that she wanted to make sure that the vibe of the visuals matched the song, resulting in the dingy club setting. “‘Insomnia’ at its core is a gritty club pop anthem about missing the person you love,” she said. “So it felt appropriate to take the visuals in a rave direction in a grimy abandoned warehouse that feels like something you’d stumble into at 3am in Berlin to temporarily neglect whatever pain you’re feeling.”
Check out Daya’s entrancing “Insomnia” video below: