Danaja Jai is a singer, songwriter, and producer.
She wrote her first song at 8. She wrote a chorus and two verses, one verse for her and one for her younger nephew who was 5 at the time. Since then, she has always held music near and dear to her heart. Danaja Jai spent most of her youth writing rap lyrics and not taking her craft seriously, until she stumbled through a rough patch in her life in which she dealt with anxiety and depression. She was able to push through by making music. "Music was my escape, when I felt alone and afraid I would go write a song and it would make me feel better. Music gives me hope, love and a peace of mind". Once Danaja Jai had this epiphany she decided to find her own happiness and optimistically pursue her dreams.
In 2016, Danaja Jai decided that she did not only want to start recording her songs but also create the production behind it. So she went and purchased the software and self taught herself how to produce music. Melodies sounds like words to her, so every time she touches the keys she embarks on telling a story. During these moments she realized it was deeper then music it was even deeper then her. It was about the connection of humans, a way to express oneself, and a way to communicate on a level that everyone could understand. There was no language barrier in music.
Danaja Jai's music style is eccentric to say the least. There is no box she desires to live in. She creates whatever sound that comes to her. Although there is no particular genre she claims most people would associate her style with a combination of Neo-Soul, Pop, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, and Gospel. Her idea is to build and manifest her own unique wave of different sounds and intergrate them together. With her distinctive raspy voice and simple but intricate melodies you never know what you're going to get from her.
"Music has been my serenity through the tough times in my life. I am able to connect with myself and God. When I make music I inspire myself with the hope to inspire and motivate others."
Danaja will be releasing her first single "Naked" April 1 the single is a foundation story of how she is becoming the woman she is today.
She credits her gospel upbringings as being one of her biggest influences.