DARIA MUSK

DARIA MUSK

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Musician fueled by the effervescent pop of the universe, the rock of planet earth & the love in your heart. Singer/Songwriter. Laughing In The Face of The Lion.

"A force to be reckoned with" Indie-Music.com

Biography

STORY:
Before the summer of 2011 Daria Musk was a young singer/songwriter with big dreams, an entrepreneurial streak, a global-sized heart. A weekend of lugging her guitar amps through the rain and an invitation to Google+ sparked the idea to perform a live concert via Google+'s video chat feature, "Hangouts".

Girl in the woods of Connecticut turned early-adopter and went global overnight. An instant world-wide hit and inspiration to coders and engineers, Daria became the voice that launched a thousand lines of code and the model for major tech innovations and Google engineering evolutions including the new “Hangouts On Air” broadcasts by Google.

Because a Hangout is limited to 10 people at a time, Daria and her "G+niuses" (what she calls new fans) created an etiquette of rotating the audience from around the world in and out of those "front row seats." Her 2nd and 3rd Hangout Concerts were also streamed live to unlimited viewers online. Hangout Concert 2 was watched by 9,000 people in 100 countries.

Hangout Concert 3 used tech so new that the numbers are still being crunched. By integrating with YouTube Live, embeddable live players flooded Google+, Facebook, blogs and sites across the internet. It is estimated that the viewership was well over 200,000 people. All of this happened in two months. 

Daria is breaking new ground, pushing the boundaries in music, tech and social media, and she’s doing it in an grass-roots and heart-driven way. It’s her genuine enthusiasm, passion and voice that seems to inspire hope and an unprecedented level of engagement. She’s now been featured in Billboard Magazine, Official Google Events, Social Media Panels (BMI, CrushIQ and more), just performed live and simultaneously in Hangouts at The CMJ Music Festival and is looking forward to giving her first TEDtalk performance in November.

Her Hangout Concerts (6.5hrs, 7.5hrs and 8hrs long each) created a world-wide fan base that is growing exponentially and Daria took the connection with them a step further into collaboration. New fans from China, Australia, Ghana, Norway, UK, Indonesia, India, Argentina, Italy, France, Portugal and all over the US helped Daria pick her first single “You Move Me” and recorded the title in their own languages via Soundcloud to create a multilingual intro for the song. Her “G+niuses” also chose the cover, an Instagram self-portrait, and her debut EP hit #22 on Amazon MP3 the night it was released.

"Global Give-Back" is also at the heart of Daria’s budding career. By partnering with The ONE Campaign she helped attract thousands of people to sign a UN Petition to aid Somalia and The Horn of Africa, it was ONE's biggest night of that campaign and helped turn a concert into real tangible global change.

Through song, face to face encounters, her own brand of “Fierce Joy” and a "Laughing In The Face Of The Lion" attitude, Daria is pioneering a new age of interactive, international, interpersonal entertainment and connection.

QUOTES:

"A force to be reckoned with" - Indie-Music.com

"She has something everyone needs to hear. Her heart first and then her amazing voice, songs and spirit.” -Howard Lindeman, Grammy-winning Sound Engineer (Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Ravi Shankar)

"Daria's one of the most effortless singers I've ever heard. You can hear her smile when she sings. Killer guitar-player, too. Beautiful musicianship in the band. Was I ever pleasantly bowled over!" -Bob Power, Grammy-winning producer/mixer

"If there’s anyone to keep your eye on it’s her.” -PULP Magazine

Lyrics

Space

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

"Space" Lyrics ©2007

Well I never thought
I'd see the way I do.
And I never seemed to see
the space that's left by you.
And in my heart,
the doors are open wide.
And I never found out,
no longer decide...

And we
are all spinning around the same thing,
all cyclical turning,
around this notion that we could love
and be complete.

It gets cold up here sometimes.
Distance can give new eyes.
So just get in and drive.
Cuz once in a while we all have time
to take a ride.

Galaxies spinning off worlds too,
and moons orbit planets as I used to orbit you.
And stars are born from darkness
it's true, and in my heart
there's a space
for you.

And we
are all spinning around the same thing,
all cyclical turning,
around this notion that we could love
and be complete.

I'm in no hurry reach for the high,
meteors streak across the sky,
and sometimes they collide.
Cuz once in a while we all have time
to take a ride.

And if you called,
the message would relay
across the globe,
and no longer delay.

And
we are all spinning around the same thing,
all cyclical turning,
around this notion that we could love
and be complete.

Oh, Space-
There's more than enough.
And we make-
space for what we love.
And we say-
Oh, I want more...
I can see it all fall...

And we
are all spinning around the same thing,
all cyclical turning,
around this notion that we could love
and be complete.

It's no perfect world
but it sparkles
from afar
makes me wonder
what we are.
Cuz once in a while we all have time
to take a ride.

Chalk on The Sidewalk

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

"Chalk on the Sidewalk" Lyrics ©2007

Dream it up on the ground
pavement background
at night the rain washed it away
no one will ever know the next day.

Chalk on the sidewalk,
dreams on the recall,
call up what you want
and water it well. (2x)

When I was smaller than I am now,
I always used to make things harder than
they had to be
loved to solve a problem
laid out for me.
Some people got hardly nothing at all
everyone around them working for survival.

But this one sees a box and he makes it a drum.
She's got a voice to speak and she makes it a song.
He's got a hand-me-down shirt and he makes it the style.
They make their dreams in their heads what everyone wants to buy.

Chalk on the sidewalk,
dreams on the recall,
call up what you want
and water it well. (2x)

Some people got it too easy.
Hot car filled to the top of the tank with premium gas.
Navigation system in the dash,
but they still can get lost on their path
and no
credit card can buy their way out
and they suddenly realize that they're filled with doubt
they got a room filled to the brim with material things,
but their empty inside they've gotta look deep within.

Chalk on the sidewalk,
dreams on the recall,
call up what you want
and water it well. (2x)

I'm here on your side
brush the hair from your eyes
there's no need to hide
look out of your own eyes
and tell me what you see
the universe and you and me
the theory of strings
it resonates in everything.
Life is for the living.
Forgiveness is for giving.
I know that I'll never leave you
just open up.

Chalk on the sidewalk,
dreams on the recall,
call up what you want
and water it well. (2x)

Dream it up on the ground
pavement background
at night the rain washed it away
no one will ever know the next day.

Shatter

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

There was a glass house
In a small town,
It was your home then,
It's still your home now.
Everyone looking in,
Shouting opinions.
They're picking up all their stones.

You hear the first crack and you're running scared,
Soon it's raining glass and you're unprepared
'Cause in the fragile world
Everybody's breakable.

Feels like your whole world's crumblin
Try to speak I start stumblin'
But I'm just a friend,
I don't know where I stand.

And I can see you shatter,
All the pieces scatter,
Wish you could put 'em back together.
You'll never be the same,
But it will be ok.
You'll find a way.

So you unshield your eyes,
Taking in the scene.
Glass pieces everywhere,
And each one cuts so deep.
You're trapped and there's no doubt,
They're afraid to step out,
From their point of view.

When I walk by I see it in your face
That you've lost something that you can't replace.
And what you feel you hide,
But I know that deep inside

It feels like your whole world's crumblin
Try to speak I start stumblin'
But I'm just a friend,
I don't know where I stand.

And I can see you shatter,
All the pieces scatter,
Wish you could put 'em back together.
You'll never be the same,
But it will be ok...

I'll brave the falling shards
Let down your guard
With me.

'Cause one choice effected us all.
We all saw the glass but they let it fall.
And once it cracks you know there's no
Going back

I see you shatter,
All the pieces scatter,
Wish you could put 'em back together.
You'll never be the same,
But it will be ok.
You'll find a way.

Just Like A Star

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

When you sleep at night do your dreams surround you?
Come to life all around you yeah
like they do when I do?
And just like a star in the sky
are you drawn to their light yeah?
Like I know you do...

Just like a star
Just like a star

Well I’ve been around for a short time, but I’ve seen so much.
You know what I mean?
I know you do.
Do you think about me any time?
Are you drawn to my light yeah?
Like I want you to...

Just like a star
Just like a star
Oh you know when I’m awake it feels the same...

Sittin’ on the roof wait for you to come
Sittin’ on my bed thoughts through my head run
I might be flying, my head in the clouds
Meet you in a dream, didn’t know you’d be there
Casual as it seems you couldn’t help but stare
I’m dusting my feathers off
Watch me as I take off

Do you wake at dawn with the sun in full bloom?
Painted gold all around your room
But you woke up too soon,
still, holdin’ on to what you dreamt so tight
It’s dark as day and bright as night yeah.
Lights you up inside...

Just like a star
Just like a star

Oh you know when I’m awake it feels the same...

Sittin’ on the roof wait for you to come
Sittin’ on my bed thoughts through my head run
I might be flying, my head in the clouds
Meet you in a dream, didn’t know you’d be there
Casual as it seems you couldn’t help but stare
I’m dusting my feathers off
Watch me as I take off

Like a star

Brief History

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

Darkness takes a deep breath
and opens up its eyes
To the world and the starlight
Streaming ‘cross the sky
It was a big bang
When you knocked on my door
Was the beginning of something I never knew before
It’s a brief history of our time
It’s a brief history of my life

Everything’s expanding I know it’s true
There’s no use understanding
Though we want to
‘Cause my heart’s stuck in one place
In time and space
And it’s with you
It’s with, it’s with you.

Hardly a romantic place most of the time, there’s
Violence and fire burning in your eyes
But that heat gives way to life
And my cool cold night soothes and sighs

Everything’s expanding I know it’s true
There’s no use understanding
Though we want to
‘Cause my heart’s stuck in one place
In time and space
And it’s with you
It’s with, it’s with you.

We got celestial bodies moving
The sound of your heart strings so soothing
We’re like planets we’re all wandering

Everything’s expanding I know it’s true
There’s no use understanding
Though we want to
‘Cause my heart’s stuck in one place
In time and space
And it’s with you
It’s with, it’s with you.

Ghost

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

I wanna wear your hug like a sweater
The older the better
So close I could touch
But my hands would slip through you like a ghost.

‘Cause you haunt the halls
The city blocks
Like my favorite mirage
Wish you were here but you’re not

Goin’ along holding my head up high
‘Cause that kick in my step is there because I try
To recreate how I felt so light.
With the breath from you words I could float to the sky.

You’re a ghost ghost, a ghost ghost
You’re a ghost ghost, but you’re mine
A ghost ghost, you’re a ghost ghost of the best kind.

Your moods are like my weather system
Throwing offf all my wisdom
I know I shouldn’t care
But something in me needs you there

Goin’ along you echo in my mind
Like a song that I can’t get out if I try
Your melody makes me feel alive
So I’ll sing your notes and I’ll make them mine.

You’re a ghost ghost, a ghost ghost
You’re a ghost ghost, but you’re mine
A ghost ghost, you’re a ghost ghost of the best kind.

In and out of focus
Another sighting tonight
This paranormal motion makes me feel so right
You’re a ghost ghost, a ghost ghost
You’re a ghost ghost, but you’re mine
A ghost ghost, you’re a ghost ghost of the best kind.
A ghost ghost, you’re a ghost ghost ghost go-...

L.E.D. Heart

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

LED heart light up the dark
LED heart light up the dark
LED heart light up the dark
L - E - D Heart

Feelings burn inside your chest
Lighting up the darkness
A mirror’s just a window to a you you never knew

Jump a building seven stories high
Each chapter telling of my life
Away up over and gone
Our ancient histories don’t mean nothing at all.

Press my soul to the concrete
Soles of my feet ache with the weight of the world
Shake it off like old shoes
Real news ain’t whose dying but whose living it up.

There’s a world out there I want to see
There’s a you out there looking for me
Finally done with wonderin’
Cause love will always know

You’re there glowing through the night
I’d feel so safe to be there sleeping by your side
Red, purple and green
Show me what you mean love’s renewable energy.

LED heart light up the dark
LED heart light up the dark
LED heart light up the dark
L - E - D Heart

Neon lights showing you the lay lines
Deep truth way beneath the skylines
Energy’s always been there
You just never felt it before

I’m like a boomerang
I’m always coming back, no matter how hard you throw
Spotlights circle through the sky
We can never really die
I’m no immortal
But my love keeps you alive

Rocks pump house beats
Leaves light up the trees
Dirt’s like a dancefloor underneath our feet
Speakers whisper in an ear far away
Tell me everything you want to say
Gimme noise gimme noise gimme noise from the rhythm of your soul

You’re there glowing through the night
I’d feel so safe to be there sleeping by your side
Red, purple and green
Show me what you mean love’s renewable energy.

LED heart light up the dark
LED heart light up the dark
LED heart light up the dark
L - E - D Heart

And to my surprise
Right before my eyes
Trees begin to glow
I don't really know
What it is that you feel
To you it's really real
It's coming fro your heart you say...

LED Heart

Maybe

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

Did you ever dream that the sun will rise
and look different to you?
Did you ever dream that you realized
a moment that's honestly true?
I'd love some company
for an hour or two,
'cause trees and books and records and things have been my friends
before you.

Maybe I'm not sure,
as this feeling grows,
I'm swept 'cross the sea.
Small steps and leaps of faith,
onward day to day,
I know we'll find a way
to the scenes that we've dreamed
in our heads as we drift to sleep.

Did you ever notice the moment when
the sky turns black to blue?
Did you ever notice the spinning
of the planets as they circle you?
And sometimes it's the little things,
cups of coffee seem to sing,
and city streets seem menacing,
when you're on your way home...
or when you're still looking, and

Maybe I'm not sure,
as this feeling grows,
I'm swept 'cross the sea.
Small steps and leaps of faith,
onward day to day,
I know we'll find a way
to the scenes that we've dreamed
in our heads as we drift to sleep.

I never really seemed to belong.
Maybe the place I was looking were wrong.
Maybe there's an island not far.
Maybe home is where you are.

And
Maybe I'm not sure,
as this feeling grows,
I'm swept 'cross the sea.
Small steps and leaps of faith,
onward day to day,
I know we'll find a way
to the scenes that we've dreamed
in our heads as we drift to sleep.

On Your Shoulders

Written By: Daria Rémy Musk

I can feel the weight
Of the world on your shoulders
And I know that today
That this look in your eyes
Means every single day
I'm with you well you know that

Something more is happening
And it's something that I am
Just discovering
Like a whole new sky is opening
I can see it right in front of me
I hope it can take us where we want to be

I can hear your voice
When I close my eyes at night
And I know that you'd say
That you are here with me
And every single day
I'm with you well I know that

All our dreams are here
I can feel something in
Your voice
It can tell me more than I have ever known

Something more is happening
And it's something that I am
Just discovering
Like a whole new sky is opening
I can see it right in front of me
I know it can take us where we want to be

'Cause I can feel the weight
Of the world on your shoulders

Discography

The debut "You Move Me" EP Available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify

*Hit #22 on Amazon MP3 the night it was released!

Note from Daria:
My very first single, "You Move Me", was chosen by the G+niuses at my 2nd Hangout Concert and along with a few other songs it was recorded and released just in time for my 3rd Hangout Concert.

"You Move Me" has voices of G+niuses from all over the world saying the words "You Move Me" in Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Twi, Aramaic, Portuguese and more... It was the greatest honor to have my first song ever released begin with YOUR voices.

Set List

PERFORMANCE CHOICES:

LIVE FULL BAND - Voice, Guitars, Keys, Bass

LIVE ACOUSTIC - Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass

VIRTUAL G+ HANGOUT CONCERT - Live from the studio - Involves the global virtual audience in the performance as Daria engages with them in between songs.

"On Location" VIRTUAL HANGOUT CONCERT - Live from anywhere - Venue, Club, Festival, Conference, etc (Examples from CMJ Music Marathon, TEDTalks, Google, CrushIQ Conference, BlogHer Conference)

SPEAKING / PERFORMING ENGAGEMENTS - Talking about G+ Hangout Concert Story / Innovating Uses of Social Media in Music / Doing Live Hangouts / Consulting

Performances can be high-energy and rocked out to intimate and lush and are ideal for a wide range of venues and audiences. A typical set list is anywhere from 30mins to 2 and a half hours... Although my Hangout Concerts online have been 6.5, 7.5 and 8hrs long. ;-)

Sets are tailored for the venue, event and audience.

For HANGOUTS and Colleges: Concerts ca