Photo Credit: Frank Rodrick
Can you please introduce and tell us more about yourself?
I am Shyla Day, and I am an 18 year old singer/songwriter. Born and raised in San Diego, CA. I am a full time student majoring in Music, and I am a full time Musician! I can easily say music has saved my life by giving me a connection with my Dad. He died from Cancer when I was about 1 year old, so I never really got to know him. Now I feel like Im doing something that would make my Dad proud, because music was his passion too!
What are your music influences?
I would definitely say Katy Perry’s career is Iconic to me. I love her outgoing and crazy style, and she always keeps it classy. I love her energy! On the artistic side, I adore Ed Sheeran. His honesty and ability to let go are things I really take into consideration with my music.
What´s your songwriting method?
Im glad you asked, this is one thing nobody gets about me! I will be dreaming, in the shower, on my laptop, or doing something other than playing music and it will come to me. Thats why I always have to keep my guitar around! From there, the song really takes control and writes itself. I know, its nuts!
What´s like to share to the stage with acts like Daechelle Hernandez?
Daechelle is one of my best friends, so nothing felt like work at all. We always have so much fun! Daechelle and I always had music in common, but when we played music we realized we are awesome as a team! I always look forward to working with her!
So I understand you are working on new material, how´s that coming along?
Everything is coming along great! I have a lot of fun songs and new ideas in store. Im really excited to get in the studio. I work hard to make sure the fans are considered when writing new material, and filming new videos. My fans dictate exactly whats going to happen with new releases. Every things catered to them!
Any official release date, title in mind?
As of now, I have no release dates, because I want to make sure everything is perfect before I release anything! For the title, I am thinking something along the lines of a Fairy Tale theme because I feel like it really brings out the characteristic of my new…ideas.
Are you planning to hit the road soon?
I have been involved in the Tunes for Tots charity Southern California Tour, and I have been playing shows all over the West Coast on my own as well! I am planning a tour along the east coast in the 2nd quarter of the year, and Im hoping to hit some midwest states as well!
What’s happening next in Shyla Day´s world?
Im looking forward to the East Coast Tour in 2014, and much more new music! I also might be the new Celebrity Face of a well-known music-influenced clothing brand….We’ll see!
Where can we find more about your music?
You can find me at www.facebook.com/shyladaymusic, www.reverbnation.com/shyladay, or www.shyladay.com to find updated news on tour dates, upcoming releases, press and more! I make sure to keep all of my fans up-to-date on whats new!