Seems like the off-and-on mystery man that Light Switch singer Staasia Daniels keeps singing about has finally gotten his cosas together. On this sweet, sweet lullaby, she wants him Everywhere
she goes, and where she’s going is a dreamy place of caressing love and
affection. If you’re not in love already, this is going to make you
want to jump-start your recruitment for cuffing season after
defibrillating your tender heartstrings back to life. Press play if
you’re ready for auditory rose petals and share it with your boo(s). All
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Staasia Daniels puts in work over an industrial dancehall rhythm headed by Xpress aka DJXP. Negotiations are off and on like a Light Switch regarding a contract of love, while pertinent inquiries remain unanswered (“Why is sex easier to get, but real love is so hard to find?“). The deal may not fall through, but one thing’s for sure: This avant-garde audio art-piece is worthy of your time investment.
Toronto songstress Staasia Daniels has just released her debut EP project “Hidden Gems”! Premiering earlier today on Complex Music Canada, the project is now available on all streaming services. Much of the 11 song project is produced by Xpress aka DJ XP; with producers: 5PieCE, Artclass, PDUB, Giangelo Power and others assisting with well rounded production that compliments Staasia’s vocals.
Staasia recalls the process of putting the project together and how far she’s come a long as an artist:
“My heart is literally racing, and my eyes are filling up with water as I’m writing this. I don’t even know where to begin. I’m just going to say that this wasn’t easy. I’ve been releasing material since 2011, so the goal was always to put together my masterpiece, but so many things went “wrong” along the way, it almost felt like it would never happen. I’ve watched and supported almost everyone I know (of) release a body of work, 2 or 3 even, lol, and as much as there has been a few times where I could have just released one, my heart, and my mind wouldn’t let me. From learning how to successfully record myself, mix and all that jazz, I can truly say that growing through this has been amazing. I started out doing covers on YouTube, editing my own cheesy videos, to then doing original music and growing from there! Yes, I’ve felt defeated, discouraged, friends dropped out of the SD Academy, and I’ve felt I wasn’t good enough etc, but if it all happened for this moment right here, AMEN! I couldn’t be happier with everything from my amazing team, my writing, my arrangements, the mixes, transitions, artwork, and not being afraid to be myself anymore!
Hidden Gems is my debut project, and I believe this is my best foot forward. I just hope whoever listens to it, just feels it. What was once my imagination, is surely becoming my reality. Here I am, I am ready.”
Toronto songstress Staasia Daniels returns with a brand new single titled “Laid Off”. The song is off her upcoming project “Hidden Gems” which is scheduled for release on August 4th. “Laid Off” officially premiered today with Complex Music Canada.
“You know the funny thing about laid off is, I wrote it without a beat while I was vacuuming. It was just one of the many song ideas I had in my phone that I was planning on getting production for. One night 5PiECE was cooking up, and I really liked the groove. I started singing some of the ideas I had, and this one worked best. Xpress aka DJXP and EverythingOShauN were there with me, and I was like, yo… can this work, or nah?
Around that time, I had just gotten Laid off, but I felt so rich in my spirit (feeling like I’m in the playoffs), Plus, any other title would have been boring, lol. I wanted to have a song we could rock to, while still feeding our minds with positivity. Not another club turn up, or relationship record, but a song that can feed our faith, and help us to keep our eyes on the prize because ignorant people say nasty things to try and throw us off our game.
Nobody can do what I do and how I do it! They’re hand in hand, and the same goes for anyone else out there. If you’ve got a dream you’ve gotta protect it, go get it and encourage yourself!”
“Laid Off” and “Hidden Gems” will be digitally distributed by AWAL/Kobalt and available on all digital retailers and stream services August 4th!