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  • Amanda Palacios

Review: "Wish That You Were Here" - Dasha

“You’re the type of guy that gets what he wants/ I’m the type of girl to fall in love,” Dasha crestfallenly sings in her newest single, “Wish That You Were Here.” Her sadness seeps through the pores of the verses and choruses, telling the heart-wrenching and unfortunately relatable story of opening up your heart to someone you knew would hurt you in the end. Regardless of what someone does—hides you from their friends, lies, cheats, breaks up with you over the phone—the underlying truth is that the heart wants what it wants, even if it’s something that it shouldn’t. Though Dasha’s song was written to express what she wished she had told her ex as well as her personal embarrassment, it shows that your feelings don’t make you shameful, but rather they make you human.

Nothing conveys a melancholic message better than a piano ballad, especially when the piano is paired with a gloomy guitar and morose synths. “Wish That You Were Here” carries a sorrowful aura throughout the entirety of the track with its instrumentation, showing Dasha’s battle with her feelings for her red-flagged ex. Her sadness resonates through her radiant voice, but mostly from her lyrics, with punch-to-the-stomach phrases like, “Broke up with me over the phone/Without a tear/And I hate that I still wish you were here.” But her most sincere and vulnerable line is what makes the listener entranced with empathy, “But I’d rather have the worst of you than nothing.”

San Luis Obispo California native, Dasha, was immersed in the world of arts from a young age; including taking up hobbies like dancing, acting, and of course, music. Since she was 12 years old, she has been writing and performing her music with the help from her older brother and producer. Her first EP, “$hiny Things,” claimed her a popular spot on TikTok with thousands of fans, helping her to attain streaming milestones, editorial playlist features and features in major magazines like Rolling Stone India and Nylon Mag. With many popular releases and more to come, Dasha is a diamond in the rough steadily gaining her sparkle within the music industry.

Written By Amanda Palacios



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