Hunter Daily Kicks Off Her Canyon Session Series With Live Performance of 'Die in LA'

Hunter Daily is one to watch in 2023, and we happen to think her new Canyon Session series is the perfect introduction to her unique approach to folk-pop.

For the first of her three live performance videos for the series, she chose her powerful debut single, "Die in LA," creating an even rawer version of a song already dripping with realness and soul. With its resonant piano sound, paired with an acoustic guitar, Hunter's song about her unique love-hate relationship with her hometown of Los Angeles takes on new life—especially filmed from a lookout at the top of Mulholland Drive. And in this interview, we had the pleasure of chatting with Hunter about the song, and why it's so important to her.

The Story Behind 'Die in LA'

Hunter Daily: I was at my executive producer, Jenna Andrews' house during the pandemic, and had a Zoom session with Doug Schadt. We were talking about how I felt stuck in my hometown, L.A., and he said something about not wanting to die in L.A., and the rest is history.


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What 'Die in LA' Means

HD: This song is my "love/hate" letter to L.A.. If you are following a dream in entertainment, it's the place to be, but it's easy to get stuck here. L.A. is my home, my family and friends, and my identity, but I know there's more out there. At the end of the day, I just hope my music can resonate with my listeners, as other artists' songs have done for me.

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Hunter's Favorite Lyric

HD: "There's more to life than palm trees and looking good at parties," because I feel like these lyrics encapsulate the meaning behind the song in one line.

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