In honor of Women’s History Month and the #TimesUp Movement, Daiza latest single “Manners” empowers women to stand up against objectification. The track’s relaxed and low tempo vibe contrasts the weight of the topic, allowing the listener to focus on the objective of the lyrics. It also features a section of Elise Bryant’s, National President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, moving speech during the Women’s March on Washington this past January. Inspired by Bryant’s call to action, Daiza proclaims to objectifiersto “take the hint and turn around”.
Daiza (AKA Danielle Thwaites) is an electronica producer, musician, and songwriter currently based in LA. Originally from the Dallas area, Thwaites grew up creating her own songs as a child just learning to write. It wasn’t until her time at the Berklee College of Music where she began to get her stride as a producer while studying Electronic Production and Design. Her love of experimentation and her distinctive writing style gave birth to the persona Daiza.
Her first several releases gained strong appreciation from listeners and tastemakers alike, resulting in thousands of listens and features on several blogs. After her relocation to Los Angeles in September, Daiza was soon to be recognized for her talent by acclaimed blog The Deli, and was subsequently chosen as their Aritst to Watch just three months after her move. The article comments on Daiza’s ability “[to transform] the imagery of her music into what she is feeling, creating a dark, twisted and fascinating story inside [the listener’s] head.”
Daiza’s production approach, which has been compared to producers like FKA Twigs and Grimes, showcases an inherent balance between aggression and tenderness. Characterized by her strong, independent attitude combined with the fragility and intensity of her emotions, her writing creates a unique and human perspective that further compliments her production style.