Hunter Daily: I LOVE going to concerts, so it’s hard to say the best I’ve ever been to!
In this last year alone, I’ve seen so many great artists perform, like Lizzy McAlpine, Ashe, Trousdale, Jacob Collier, LiiLY, Maren Morris, and so many others.
One concert that definitely left a mark on me was Donna Missal’s show at the Troubadour in 2018. At the time, I didn’t know much about her music, but her vocals are absolutely insane, and it was super inspiring to see her pour her guts out on stage!
In general, I love seeing shows at the Troubadour because it feels very intimate, so seeing Donna connecting with her audience, I totally fell in love with her and her music that night!
Hunter Daily Recalls Donna Missal: Hunter Daily’s “Die in LA” is out now.
Press bio:“Hunter Daily knows what she wants—to be for others what her favorite artists are for her: a light in the dark. Marrying the earnest folk-pop production of Noah Cyrus with the wistful lyricism of Phoebe Bridgers, Daily is a unique and compelling singer-songwriter with a soundscape that blends 2000’s dream-pop with 1960’s Laurel Canyon.
Daily’s music encompasses all the romance, heartbreak, and complexity of her hometown. “Die in LA,” a thumping, piano-laced meditation on the City of Angels, states plainly that “there’s more to life than palm trees and looking good at parties.” A layered, church-choir chorus of intricate vocal harmonies —arranged by Daily‘s Executive Producer Jenna Andrews (the hitmaker behind BTS’s “Butter” and “Dynamite,” Benee’s “Supalonely”, and leading the development of artists like Lennon Stella and Noah Cyrus) — conveys the passion and urgency of her message.
The songs crafted in this project evoke the spectral quality of Joni Mitchell (Daily herself is a “Lady of the Canyon,” having spent much of her adolescence in a house up Laurel), as well as the fearlessness of her more modern influences, like Frank Ocean, whose artistry inspired Daily to push the boundaries of her own songwriting. For Hunter, writing became a vital form of expression during her high-school years. “There’s something about music that feels intuitive to me,” she says. “Writing songs felt like the most unadulterated way to find ‘Hunter.’”
Nostalgia, love, heartache, self-discovery, and resilience are ultimately the glowing embers of her songwriting. These are love songs, torch songs, songs of devotion, all timeless and vividly colored by Daily’s sweet yet soulful vocals and lived experience. This is Hunter: raw, fearless, and unguarded.”
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