SONG PICK: Dafna – Sweeter
Finding your place in the world is an often overwhelming burden at a young age. Even more so today, where life in all its facets is readily available at your fingertips 24/7. In “Sweeter” Colorado-based singer, songwriter, and producer Dafna reflects about this state of mind, which she can only escape for brief moments. The swirling production is saccharine only on the surface: Dafna puts enough edge in it to let you feel the fundamental struggle she is in.
She says about the song:
“I wrote ‘Sweeter’ my senior year of high school, and the overarching theme was about the guilt I felt over things that were out of my control. I struggle a lot with feeling like I have to constantly be perfect, and anytime I wrong anyone or make a mistake I’m really hard on myself and feel like a failure. But I also hate taking myself or my feelings too seriously, so I usually try to hide and ignore any of those negative emotions. I tried to portray this in ‘Sweeter’ by juxtaposing the darker lyrics surrounding my claustrophobia in my own skin with a groovy and vibe-y production that makes me want to bop my head.”
Listen to our Song Pick of the Day, “Sweeter” below: