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An With Interview Dyena

Dyena just dropped a fresh dance track called "Take Me Home Tonight" and it's damn catchy.

This track is a club style hit and infuses disco and pop along for a endlessly fun ride.

The song embeds itself in your head and you find yourself singing that chorus lime even hours after was played. A sexy, "just want a night of fun" romper that you won't be able to sti still for.

We spoke with Dyena to get to know her a bit better, and talk about the the single.

So Dyena, Take Me Home Tonight has a real Daft Punk disco pop feel to it. It feels like a great party anthem. How did this song come about?

Dyena: Thank You!! I was actually in the middle of working on another song when this song came to be. I was looking through loops for inspiration on possible instrumentation for my other song when I stumbled across this really catchy loop. I immediately grabbed my microphone to sing over it and the first verse and the chorus are the exact lines that just flowed out of me. The song was written in 30 minutes. I was also super intentional with all the production intricacies in the song because I wanted it to be a combination of different genres while still being a bop. When writing the song, I wrote it to be the perfect song to sing along too in a live concert, car rides, clubs etc. so I was super intentional with lyrics, vocals and production.

You have a solid following and growing with over 5k on Spotify alone. Did you expect to gain such a fan base when you began this whole thing?

Dyena: I have a lot of confidence in my songs and my music. I think 5K is just the beginning for me, I expect a lot more growth over time as I develop myself further as an artist.

Sounds like you've been singing for a very long time. When did you realize this is what you wanted to do?

Dyena: I sang and wrote songs in secret since I was a kid, but I never had the privilege of taking singing lessons until this year at the University of Virginia. I’m just learning proper breath control and the importance of posture. I knew I wanted to be a singer since I was 8, but I let societal expectations dictate my actions for a really long time. It wasn’t until the lockdown that I was able to slow down, reflect and realize that this is my life, and absolutely no one has a right to tell me how to live it. Imagine your future based on the actions you’re taking today and ask yourself “Am I living out my dream or am I conforming?” I didn’t like where I was headed so ever since then I started doing things that align with my goals and haven’t looked back.

Can you give us some of your absolute top influences musically? Who made you really fall in love with music?

Dyena: Hands down, Billie Eilish and Finneas. They’re my number one, but obviously I didn’t grow up listening to them. My influences growing up were a melting pot of genres and cultures. Sleeping with Sirens was a big one. Lana del Rey, Daddy Yankee, Shakira, Mana, Camila, Childish Gambino, Frank Sinatra, Black Keys, Billy Idol, Tears for Fears and I also listen to a lot of Caribbean music. Ugh, there’s so many more artists. But ultimately there was no artist that made me fall in love with music, it was what music did that made me fall in love with it. Each one of these artists has the power to hype me up, bring a community together or completely rip hearts open through their music and that’s why I love it.

Is this just the beginning for you? Anything upcoming for you?

Dyena: Hell yes! I only released one song so far! I have so many more. I do have this one song that I’m waiting to drop. It’s the golden card up my sleeve. Like this song has Old Town Road potential. But obviously I’m waiting to grow my fan base and develop myself further as an artist before I drop it.

Before we go, is there anything you'd like to express to your fans?

Dyena: Thank y’all for supporting me and my music! I love you guys! I promise you guys are in for a real treat. I know a lot of artists say that, but seriously. I mean it. I work hard to give y’all the perfect combination of a new fresh sound while also keeping it familiar. So stay tuned!

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