(+LYRICS + MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: INSOMNIA BY DAYA “I THOUGHT I SAW HER SLEEPING IN THIS PARTICULAR SCENE!”

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Dope song by Daya. I think if I am to write my own version of Insomnia, it would be…

I got I got I got Insomnia, ah ‘Cause I can’t sleep without writing No, I don’t want to think about sleeping Wish I could visit and thank all readers (insomnia)

Hmm! Moving on…But I thought I saw Daya sleeping in one of the scenes? Did I really catch her sleeping? No, just kidding around, she was eagle-eyed but soulful. Anyway that is by the way; let us take a quick gander at the lyrics before the main review·

LYRICS TO INSOMNIA BY DAYA
INTRO/CHORUS
Ah, ah, ’cause I can’t sleep without you No, I don’t want to dream about you Wish I had my arms wrapped around you (Insomnia)

VERSE 1
I’ve been down for two days Tylenol Pm ain’t working Losing track with time bae (Insomnia) My mind is running too fast Shadows on the wall keep lurking I wish that you would come back (Insomnia)
I keep on hoping to find you Reaching in between the sheets Baby, it’s only been one night Feel like it’s been like a week Tossing and turning, tossing and turning Flipping the pillow, pulling the curtains I got, I got, I got.

CHORUS
Insomnia, uh ‘Cause I can’t sleep without you No, I don’t want to dream about you Wish I had my arms wrapped around you (Insomnia)
Insomnia, uh ‘Cause I can’t sleep without you No, I don’t want to dream about you Wish I had my arms wrapped around you (Insomnia)

VERSE 2
I can hear your voice now Keeping me awake till morning Can see you with the lights out (Insomnia)
I keep on hoping to find you Reaching in between the sheets Baby it’s only been one night Feel like it’s been like a week Tossing and turning, tossing and turning Flipping the pillow, pulling the curtains Oh, I got, I got, I got (I got, I got, I got)

CHORUS (2X)
Insomnia, uh ‘Cause I can’t sleep without you No, I don’t want to dream about you Wish I had my arms wrapped around you (Insomnia)

OUTRO
I keep on hoping to find you I’m trying and trying and trying to You setting, you setting my mind loose Oh, I got, I got, I go-o-o-t

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 5 SECONDS.

THE REVIEW
Lyrically, the song comes in two verses. The last seven lines of verses 1 and 2 are the same “I keep on hoping to find you…”

The chorus was sung four times. The song is meaningful as it talks about the artiste’s inability to sleep otherwise known as “Insomnia” (just like the title of the son) because of the absence of the man she loves.

The lyrics flow well and also flow with the beat. Although, I was hoping that the lyrics will give a bit detail about where this person that has made her restless is. From this particular line “Baby, it’s only been one night, feel like it’s been like a week,” we don’t know whether the person died or they broke up or he traveled; really, no information about him.

Song arrangement: Intro/Chorus- Verse 1- Chorus- Verse 2- Chorus (2X)- Outro

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG
In the intro/ Chorus “Ah, ah, ’cause I can’t sleep without you” the artiste lets us know how sleepless she has been because the one she loves is not around her. She wished he was around to cuddle him.

In the Verse 1 “I’ve been down for two days” the artiste reveals to us that because of the absence of her significant other, she has been somewhat unwell and restless. She says despite the fact that she took some drugs like Tylenol to relieve her pains, she is still down. She says his absence around her is making her go out of her mind. She wishes he was with her. These lines show how restless the artiste is “Reaching in between the sheets, tossing and turning, flipping the pillow, pulling the curtains”

In the Verse 2 “I can hear your voice now” the artiste is either dreaming, imagining or thinking about her significant other.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “INSOMNIA” BY DAYA MEAN
The word “Insomnia” according to the #English Dictionary is a sleeping disorder that is known for its symptoms of unrest and the inability to sleep
This definition applies to the song “Insomnia” as the artiste uses the title of the song to show her level of restlessness as well as her inability to sleep because the man whom she loves is not around her.

COSTUME
Just costume!

LOCATION
The video was shot in America. She used the stage and studio and a residential area.

SOUND
Melodious! The piano and drum beats made the song interesting to the ears. Daya was also quite expressive as she sang. Her vocal is of great quality!

VIDEO PRODUCTION
Simple but not spectacular! I expected more…

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR INSOMNIA BELOW

IMAGES FOR “INSOMNIA” BY DAYA

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Director & Sound Designer: Nick Harwood; Producer: Jake Agger
Creative Director: Sakura Bready
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Author:

Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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