Confrontational and playful, Daisha's aggressive new single "Hiyah (F.O.H.)" wants to be your dance jam of the summer.
If you want to attract attention in today’s pop music, which is more ephemeral and virally driven than ever before, the more enormous and attention-grabbing the hook, the better. In the case of Daisha’s percussive new single, “Hiyah, bitch!” is certainly that.
The stripped-down, pulsating track, which is cut from the same cloth as Rihanna, M.I.A., Santigold, Azealea Banks, and Kanye West's Yeezus, is murky, confrontational, and playful, its in-your-face chorus countered by some whimsical stream-of-consciousness wordplay. And wait, is that the Florida State War Chant in there as well? Either way “Hiyah (F.O.H.)” is as catchy as all get-out, and we’re pleased to premiere it here.
After working as a dancer for the likes of Beyonce, Diddy, Rihanna, and Pitbull, New York-based Diasha Graf is pursuing her musical career with the release of the forthcoming EP A Tribe Called Daisha. “Words will never express the excitement I have about releasing my first song ‘Hiyah’,” she tells PopMatters. “I've put so much time, energy, life experience into this project. I could literally burst from the inside out. It's amazing to see your creativity come to fruition. I pray you love it. I pray you live it. I pray you dance your ass off.”
A Tribe Called Daisha will be released this summer on MBK/Sony Red.