Pop singer and producer Dia Morgan is injecting her own brand of unapologetic storytelling to pop music with her latest single titled “The Trouble I Can’t Fix, an ultra catchy pop song that speaks on feeling trapped in the intricate web of a toxic relationship.
I recently had a chat with the talented artist where we spoke about her songwriting, her music inspirations to her recording sessions of “The Trouble I Can’t Fix” and much more.
SR: What is your story?
DM: After being kicked out of class on the daily and dreading waking up for school, we started a poetry unit and I finally felt like I had a reason to try. Despite my new love for learning, I actually got expelled from my elementary school during that unit, but I finally felt like I had a reason to turn my behavior around.
Songwriting helped me cope with everything in my life, ever since, which is why I chased my dreams to Full Sail University for Music Production. After graduation, I landed my dream internship in Los Angeles with Judy Stakee, the publisher behind Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow, and so many more great artist. Without knowing a single soul, I packed my bags and moved to LA to pursue my dream of being an artist & songwriter.
Almost 2 years later, I just released a new single, “The Trouble I Can’t Fix,” and am so proud of how far I’ve come as a songwriter and overall human being, and so excited to see what’s next.
SR: How would you describe your music style?
DM: I was compared to Taylor Swift twice, which is a dream. I think she is absolutely incredible, as an artist and business woman. Since I tend to add my sense of humor into my lyrics when I can, I’d say my style emulates big pop with a hint of Lil Dicky.
SR: What artists/ bands have been your biggest influence or inspiration?
DM: I’m a lover of all big pop from all ages of music, ranging from Louis Armstrong to 2004 Avril Lavigne to The Beatles to Dua Lipa, and hope my style emulates all of them.
SR: Describe your songwriting/music making process
DM: I listen for great sentences, titles, and concepts. Sometimes they come from my thoughts, sometimes they come from conversation, and I write them down in my notes on my phone. Then, I either sit down myself or with a friend and go over my collection of ideas and see what sparks. Then I try to create a chord progression around what the idea sounds like, which somehow allows lyrics and melodies to be spit out. Once I’ve got that, it becomes a refining process, where I make sure every lyric & every melody is as strong as possible.
SR: What was the inspiration behind “The Trouble I Can’t Fix”? What was the recording session like?
DM: I was madly in love with someone who just wasn’t giving me what I needed. But, since I was madly in love, I kept making excuses and sticking around, trying to fix his problems so he could start to love me the way I loved him. One day, while frustrated, I wrote something down along like lines of “you’re just trouble I can’t fix.”
I then went up to Palm Springs to visit David Hanson, a friend I met at Judy Stakee’s songwriting camps who was going through a divorce. We realized we were both sticking around in relationships that were just trouble, which, through conversation of our lives, allowed us to write a song that came straight from our feels.
We wrote the song over a two day period, and brought it to my friend Stephen Rivera, who brought it to life by helping us lift the chorus’s energy and producing it.
SR: What do you want your listeners to take with them after listening to your music?
DM: My goal is to be a music alchemist. If you’re in a shitty relationship, or broken hearted, you don’t have to be depressed all the time. You’re are 100% allowed to sing all your anger out at the top of your lungs, and have a blast doing it. That’s my goal for my music and my listeners – to be happy and appreciate the good parts of life no matter how many bad parts are side by side with them.
SR: What advice would you give to anyone who aspires to be an artist/musician?
DM: Genuinely be a good person. Hope for the best of every single person around you and they’ll do the same. Then work as hard as you can and create the best product possible. If you’re a good person, who works incredibly hard, and you create a great product, there is no reason for you not to succeed.
SR: What can we expect next from you?
DM: I’m almost finished with a bunch of amazing songs that I’m very proud of, but I’m not 100% sure which one will be next. I’ve got a new song in the works called “Hate” that I’m really excited about. I love it because of it’s irony, the title is hate, but it’s about the inability to hate someone. But I’ve also got about 12 songs either finished or in the works, and you’re just going to have to follow @warningitsdia to find out for sure which one is coming next!
Catch all the latest news on Dia Morgan on her Official website