New Music

Daizzy Sings About Awkward Midnight Teens

Reuben Raj
Awkward Midnight Teens feat. Noema

Auckland based pop artist Daizzy (Jazzmin Pearse) has released her debut single "Awkward Midnight Teens" on Tuesday the 25th of August, featuring and produced by NZ producer Noema Te Hau (Paige, Alayna).

Daizzy, hails from Athol, a small country town just south of Queenstown. Growing up she never missed an opportunity to get on a stage or sing to anyone willing to listen. A primary school teacher recalls Daizzy standing on her school desk to sing a Shania Twain song as a farewell gift.

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This need to perform expanded into her teenage years where she entered in local songwriting competitions fueling her desire to be an artist. In early 2017 Daizzy packed up everything she could fit into her car, said goodbye to her mum and made the long drive to Auckland to follow her passion for performance, singing, and songwriting. The move has paid off as Daizzy has had time to work on her craft as a songwriter and as an artist, she set to graduate with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from MAINZ Auckland in 2021.

"Awkward Midnight Teens" draws inspiration from 90’s RnB and combines their soulful voices and imagery of a nostalgic teenage romance with their love of pop music. It is the first official release from Daizzy.

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“This track was kind of an accident, Noema and myself were working on another song when we took a break and jammed something completely different. He started playing some chords on guitar and the first verse pretty much just came out of me, the song came together so effortlessly after that, as Bob Ross says, "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents". Working with Noema has been such a breeze, he’s so ridiculously talented and that’s a huge part as to how this song came together so quickly!”Daizzy

Written By: Reuben Raj Reuben is a film and digital photographer who is driven by music in his head. Often seen lurking behind a camera inside the pit of a concert or wandering the streets of China with a blond, Reuben harbours intimate feelings for vinyl records and his Hasselblad SW/C from 1965. He is also the founder of Radio 13.