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Daya talks New Year's Eve shows, 2017 collaborations and more

Daya performed at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Dec. 17, 2016.

Luis Santana

Daya performed at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Dec. 17, 2016.



For Daya, this New Year’s Eve is going to be hard to top last year’s, when she performed in Times Square in New York.

“I feel like that was quite a way to start the year,” she said.

And what a year it was for the 18-year-old pop singer, who scored a Top 5 hit with the Chainsmokers in Don’t Let Me Down, arguably the biggest EDM track of the year. She followed that up with two more Top 40 singles in Hide Away and Sit Still, Look Pretty, the title track from her debut LP.

She’ll wrap it up with a New Year’s Eve gig at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg — her second local show in two weeks, following a winning slot at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball.

“I’m looking forward to bigger and better things in the New Year, and Tampa’s a great way to start it off.”

Before the Jingle Ball, we caught up to Daya for a few quick questions about her New Year's Eve gig.

Before Times Square, what were your New Year’s Eves like?

Before Times Square, just hanging with friends. We’d have a casual get-together, I guess. We didn’t really do much. Watch fireworks, I guess.

Any resolutions for the New Year? Are you a resolutions person?

I’m not really a resolution person. I just like to better myself every day.

After the success you had with the Chainsmokers, are you talking to other DJs and producers about partnerships like that?

Yeah, I’m definitely open to collaborating with whoever. I’m looking forward to that in the new year. It’s just been so crazy with my new album coming out, and tour starting and everything. But hopefully after that, there’ll be some collabs.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Friday, December 23, 2016 12:13am]


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