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'IF NOT' BY SKYLER DAY


“IF NOT” LYRICS:


There’s nothing that I like better

Than dressing you up in forever

I sit and watch you across the room

A sea of people all I see is you

So 50 years from now can you picture it

50 years from now I can picture it

Coming home to you sounds like a dream

Coming home to me is that what you see


If not

Oh I need to know now

If not

Oh I need to know now

Oh don’t hold on to me just in case

like a placeholder ‘til you find the right one

If I’m not

Oh I need to know


It’s nothing if not romantic

To talk the future and take it dancing

But if you haven’t fallen yet

You should know I’m standing on the edge

50 years from now I can picture it

50 years from now can you picture it


If not

Oh I need to know now

If not

Oh I need to know now

Oh don’t hold on to me just in case

Like a placeholder ‘til you find the right one

If I’m not

Oh I need to know now


I know it’s not cool to show your cards

Guess I’m no good at playing

Please go break my heart and pour it out

If you don’t plan on staying

Maybe you feel it too and I am overthinking

But maybe you don’t

And I’m over here

Over feeling

But if not

I need to know now

If not

I need to know now

Don’t hold on to me just in case

Like a placeholder ‘til you find the right one

If I’m not

I need to know

What are your favorite lyrics from your latest single?

“There’s nothing that I like better than dressing you up in forever” This lyric starts the song off and I feel like it really wraps up the feeling of being in love with someone and picturing your future with them.


Are all your writing sessions collaborative or do you go off on your own? Do you have a preference?


I do write alone a lot but when I’m writing with someone I don’t usually go off on my own during the session. I really like to collaborate and bounce things off of each other. That’s the fun part!


What is standard practice when it comes to if the song is really finished?

For me, it’s a feeling. I just know in my gut when it’s done. I also like to drive around town listening to the music before I decide if it is officially finished. Always have to do a car test!


What was the goal for making the latest track?


This song came from a conversation I had with a friend who has been with her person for a long time and always planned on forever together but was starting to question if he felt the same. It’s a special kind of torture, not knowing how the other person feels, so my main hope was to make something that would help anyone going through that to feel less alone.


Challenges to the new music that no one would know about?

I wrote, recorded, produced and mixed my latest EP completely on my own. So that was definitely a challenge. It was 5 months straight of me watching tutorials on YouTube and taking producing courses while also trying to stay inspired to write. There were a lot of moments when I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere and I was never going to finish. Thankfully I kept going and I am so happy I did. Not only do I have an EP that I’m proud of but I also discovered a real love for producing.


Favorite memory in the making of this music?


Listening back to the final bounce and realizing it was finished! I definitely cried. And then I drove around in my car listening to it. And cried some more. Happy tears!


Is there anything off the table when it comes to bringing yourselves into your music?


Nope! When it comes to my music, I am an open book.


Leave us on a high note! And share some good news!


I’ve been working on a lot of new music that I’ll hopefully be able to release very soon!


Socials PLEASE:


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skylerday

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/skylerday

Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@skylerdaymusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialskylerday/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6F4y5h3lsRV29bO0Wg0MK8?si=uoiJBGt-Sh2SGAXl8c91LQ


Skyler Day is a singer, songwriter and producer with a knack for crafting songs that have the ability to warm your heart and break it at the same time. The LA-based artist recently won second place in the International Songwriting Competition for “The Best Worst Thing”, the closing track on her EP “Songs from the Greenhouse”, which was written, recorded, and produced by Day from a tiny shed-turned-studio in her backyard. Praised by American Songwriter for her “enchanting rasp” and “candid lyricism”, the EP further bolsters Day’s reputation for being a raw and honest storyteller. Hollywood Life raves “Songs from the Greenhouse delivers five tracks of Skyler’s signature striking songwriting. Case in point: the lead single, “The Best Worst Thing,” whose opening lines (“I hate that you’ve seen me naked / I hate all those smiles I was faking”) are an explosion of emotion, one that carries throughout the entire EP.” Day has captured the attention of fans across the globe, including GRAMMY-winning artist Kacey Musgraves, who handpicked her for a mentorship that focuses on putting more women on stage at major music festivals, including ACL Festival, where Day had her festival debut in 2021. On top of that, the Georgia-native has also sold out venues like the Troubadour and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. In addition to her music career, Day is a well-established actress recurring on shows such as NBC’s Parenthood, Law & Order: SVU, Pretty Little Liars and FOX’s The Resident.

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