MIKE CAMPBELL TALKS ’SIT STILL LOOK PRETTY’ WITH GENIUS
Reservoir writer Mike Campbell sat down with popular lyric annotation site Genius to give his behind the scenes insight into writing the indie pop hit “Sit Still Look Pretty”, performed by Daya. In the interview, Campbell reveals that he was inspired to write a song about female empowerment after watching P!nk accept an award at the 2015 BMI Pop Awards. In addition, Campbell, along with co-writers Gino Barletta and Britten Newbill, drew inspiration from Aqua’s “Barbie Girl”, creating a response to the tongue-in-cheek dance-pop hit
In addition to these making-of revelations, Campbell provides lyric annotations featured on the official “Sit Still, Look Pretty” Genius page. Fans can click on any of the green highlighted words to read Campbell’s insight into the lyrics and songwriting process.
The Gold-certified “Sit Still Look Pretty” is included on Daya’s debut album of the same title, set to be released on October 7th. Follow along with the song’s lyrics on Genius and below: