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Nashville-based, queer indie pop/rock artist is on a mission: to explore love, truth and vulnerability through her music - and also, have some fun. Following her explosive pop/rock single “Alter Ego”, she's returned with “Karaoke Bar”. Filled with clever wordplay and visuals that place you directly in the dive bar of your dreams, this disco pop inspired tune is the perfect sad girl “crying in the club” anthem. daena brings her signature pop songwriting sensibility to craft hooky melodies that live just slightly left of center. And through the power of a punchy beat, snippets of vocoder and synthy- ear candy, fans of MUNA and Dua Lipa alike will be dancing their way to the nearest karaoke room.

daena’s next singles are leading up to her debut full-length record.

Her songs have been placed on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” and “Night Pop” editorial playlists, and featured on iHeart Radio, Nashville’s Lightning 100 and more. Her single "Close Isn't Enough" has organically amassed over a million streams on Spotify. She's also worked with the It Gets Better Project as an official TikTok creator and has racked up over 26k followers of her own.

As a queer woman, daena hopes to be a role model for other young people in the community. “It’s important to help normalize all queer relationships and identities,” daena says. “I hope that my music can encourage listeners to be true to who they are - and proud of it - no matter where they are in their journey of self-discovery and love”.

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Hear from Nashville's own Lightning 100:


"daena speaks stories into her songs, and it’s made us more empathetic listeners.

And better dancers."

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