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Nashville-based, queer indie pop/rock artist daena is on a mission: to explore love, truth and vulnerability through her music - and also, have some fun. She returns on July 26th with "Intrusive Thoughts", the third single off her upcoming debut album “Alter Ego”! Tongue-in-cheek relatability meets the perfect amount of edge and grit in this 90’s/early 00’s inspired tune. With her signature pop songwriting sensibility, daena crafts catchy melodies that live slightly left of center, sure to hook fans of Olivia Rodrigo, beabadoobee + Zolita.

daena’s 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 32k 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 the new singles
"Intrusive Thoughts", "Alter Ego",
"Karaoke Bar" + more

Listen to the Electric! EP:

featuring the explosive single "Close Isn't Enough" (placed on Spotify's "Fresh Finds" and "Night Pop" playlists)

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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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