Alt/pop songwriter Days to Waste (Ben Willey) has shared his new angsty melodic rock track “Daydream.” The track comes on the heels of a busy 2023, highlighted by a tour with Epitaph Records standout sadeyes and the release of “lilac” and “Wait for Me.”
“I wrote ‘Daydream’ from the perspective of someone who feels stuck,” says Willey. “Stuck in a never-ending loop of feeling like nothing around them will ever feel like it used to, having to grow up and move on but never actually getting to one hundred percent. Living life on low battery and accepting the missing pieces. In my songs I constantly touch on the subject of missing something or someone or a certain time in your life, always playing off feelings of nostalgia. ‘Daydream’ is about just that, daydreaming of a time where life felt full and complete, but never being able to feel that again.”
Born into an atypical Christian household, Ben Willey’s life has been bookended by music written from emotion; whether that be the Christian Worship music he grew up with or the pensive Emo he’s known for now.
Now, the 24-year-old bridges the gap between the Emo of yesteryear with forward-thinking production. Compared to contemporaries like nothing, nowhere; or his closest collaborators, Braden Ross or Sad Eyes — Days To Waste has steadily carved out a fanbase through his relentless output of music. Choosing to work almost completely solo he says: “These songs aren’t products in my head, they’re real to me.” This authenticity has earned him over 10m+ streams and 45k+ combined online followers.