The Irish artist on everyone’s watch list, whoisdays is rocketing into 2023 with an infectious new single ‘Everything (About Her)’ released via Diffusion Lab / Warner Music Ireland.
whoisdays blurs the lines between rock, punk, and hip-hop and grew up listening to Nirvana and hip-hop but pulled influences from Jeff Buckley to Steven Tyler.
From a young age, he mastered the skill of songwriting as well as playing piano and guitar.
Whoisdays has had a strong and impressive start to his career thus far, establishing himself as an intriguing rising talent on the Irish scene.
Having released several singles, with just under 1.5 million streams on his debut single, “Last Night” and more tracks that were equally popular, such as “Elbows,” all of which represented a natural maturity of his distinctive sound.
His debut EP ‘Born To Be Alone’ was released on October 22’. The five-track EP explores raw emotions, heartbreak, frustration, and all that life throws at everyone in modern times.
whoisdays has amassed an incredible 4.5 million global streams and has previously earned the accolades as 2FM’s Rising Artist, Goldenplecs Fresh Picks, and featured on Mango x Mathman 2018’s Choice Music Prize nominated song of the year ‘Lord Hear Us’.
Having worked with Diffusion Lab for the last few years developing and honing his talent and transitioning into a grungier, more unabashed style that feels like the artist he wants to present to the world.
David Costello aka whoisdays (previously day_s) has returned with a new direction and a new name, he explains, “I think I just needed a switch up, I have changed my sound a lot, so I thought why not change the name as well? Also, it gets rid of that dumb underscore lol.”
The new indie-pop track ‘Everything (About Her)’ was co-written with Oisin Furlong and Chris Bubenzer AKA Benza, inspired by late 1990s and early 2000s rock, fusing styles from each of their backgrounds to create an earworm of an anthem.
Combining rock guitar chords and disco influences, whoisdays explains, “The song is about wanting only one person, no matter how many others come along or how much you know it won’t work.”
Not only changing his name, the new single sees whoisdays taking a different direction from previous releases….’I think ‘Everything (about Her)’ shows a maturity in my music, I’ve gotten to a stage now where I’m enjoying making music again.
I’m not so pressed on writing in a specific style but instead just enjoying the process of seeing what happens in the studio.
The song is fun, that’s what it’s all about.’