Day Joy is a singer-songwriter from Orlando, Florida. Not too long ago, he released “Not Anymore”, an alternative folk tune from his upcoming album, entitled, “Great Satan, Mass Appeal”.
Day Joy – “Not Anymore”
“‘Not Anymore’ is about letting go. Not burning bridges, just letting go. I think it’s a healthy perspective to take, especially in the spring season of new beginnings. Meanwhile, the mock-arrogant, ‘I don’t need air. I don’t need sleep. I don’t need you. You don’t need me’ mantra ironically recognizes that you can’t let everything go.” – Day Joy
‘Not Anymore’ tells a gloomy tale of a young man who finds it difficult letting go of the emotional attachment acquired in a previously failed relationship.
The nostalgic tune contains a relatable storyline, delicate vocals, and easy-going instrumentation flavored with sentimental elements.
The passionate singer stated that the end of the song was intended to reference ‘50s/‘60s doo-wop music. Also, the distant roar of a train signals moving on.
“I started making sad sleepy music as DAY JOY in 2013 in response to my, then partner’s, episodic NIGHT TERRORS. You could say the artistic goal back then was to make the musical opposite of someone screaming in a dark room.” – Day Joy
After receiving a considerable critical response to those early recordings, Day Joy compiled a full-length debut LP and signed with Small Plates Records.
A live band was assembled and a few years of national touring followed.
This upward trajectory was halted when his younger brother suddenly passed away and Day could no longer focus on the project.
Day Joy – “Not Anymore” single
“It’s taken me a while to pick up the pieces and the album chronicling the past 5 years is expectedly dark. However, I do think those who have been to the brink will find some value in the lyrics and peace in the instrumentation. At least, that is my goal.” – Day Joy
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