Dava is an LA-based genre-blurring left-pop singer-songwriter. Not too long ago, she released an attractive music video for her “Papercut” single.

Dava – “Papercut” music video

“I should’ve known it would all fall down. It would all fall down in the end like dominoes. It would all fall down and now I’m on my knees. Now watch me while I bleed out. God, why can’t I see how? Watch me while I bleed, as I bleed. When my head’s in the clouds and my heart’s in my gut. Keep your eyes on the prize and your hand on the gun. Gave you all that I had but it wasn’t enough.” – lyrics

Dava makes it three for three with her “Papercut” single after already wowing this year with her “ASOS” and “Right Time” songs. The likable tune showcases yet another string in the bow of an artist-to-watch who is proving herself adept across several sonic styles.

‘Papercut’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and moody instrumentation flavored with a mellow indie-pop aroma. Furthermore, the lyrically sharp tune serves as a cool presentation to what listeners can expect to hear on Dava’s upcoming project, entitled, “Sticky”, set to be released late 2020.

“You’re the song in my head that I’m starting to hate”

Dava press photo

“I’ve realized that no family, friendship, or relationship is perfect. When trust is broken, it’s very hard to mend, and those wrongdoings may seem unforgivable. With time though, most situations reveal themselves to be minor papercuts. We can allow ourselves to move on, we can heal from these things. Although the song itself has a dark connotation, it brought a lot of clarity and forgiveness to the relationship that inspired the song.” – Dava stated

Dava grew up between Texas and Oklahoma. She spent much of her life being raised by her grandmother after her mother passed away when she was eight-years-old. Music became an escape, as she taught herself to write songs on a guitar her mother gifted her. At 18, Dava moved to Colorado, where she found her voice as a singer-songwriter through coffee shop open mics. Following the release of a few Soundcloud tracks, the now LA-based singer has built a solid grassroots following.

“Papercut” single

Dava - “Papercut” cover

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, journalist, and Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, Vibe Magazine, Centric TV, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, and much more. Not too long ago, Thomson received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Show your support by downloading Thomson's award-winning debut novel, entitled, THREE BLACK BOYS, via Amazon.com.

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