December 08, 2022

Daya Needs a ‘Bad Girl’

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Daya has given us one more anthem to sing and dance along to. The American singer-songwriter just released her song ‘Bad Girl,’ which is amazing. It’s an upbeat, catchy song where we can see Daya expressing her feelings for a girl.

‘Bad Girl’ Represents Daya

In October 2018, Daya came out as bisexual during National Coming Out Day. She shared on her Instagram, “One day late but happy 1st national coming out day to me! what a crazy thing! All i gotta say is follow your gut and don’t feel like you owe any sort of explanation to anyone. Your sexuality is yours only so build with it at a pace that works for you. I’m proud to be a bisexual member of the LGBTQ community with a girl I love who makes me feel more like me every day,” Daya wrote.

Daya told DIY Mag, “To me, the lyric of ‘bad girl’ can be used in an almost ironic way to play out the ‘problem child’ or archetypal rebel, flipping the script so that a ‘bad girl’ can be anyone who is confident and asserts themselves boldly in the world and doesn’t necessarily have to adhere to the stereotypical bad girl ‘look,’ but rather can appear anywhere on the binary from leather jackets & boots to red lips and dresses and pearls, in the case of the song’s music video.”

From ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’ to ‘Bad Girl’

The music video for ‘Bad Girl’ takes place in a vintage Hollywood nightclub. She spends the night trying to catch the attention of a girl that she liked, giving us just the perfect visuals that fit the song. In the end, she walks around on a farm, making it look like she was dreaming all of it.

The ‘Sit Still, Look Pretty’ singer talked about how she felt when she was younger compared to now. “I’ve grappled with my femininity for a long time,” Daya said. “I didn’t like being called ‘pretty’ when I was younger and didn’t like subscribing to conventional beauty standards. But as I’ve grown into my sexuality and throughout my relationship, I’ve felt more at home in my femininity, physically and emotionally, mainly because my femininity is no longer ‘required’ or defined by being with a man.”

So, what are you waiting for? Go listen to Daya’s new single ‘Bad Girl,’ out now!

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