Darnaa’s music, lyrics and passionate vocals tell the courageous story of her personal struggles and more importantly, her ability to overcome them.
Darnaa’s debut single and music video "Runaway" are a sobering but triumphant statement about the seemingly hopeless reality of an abused 11-year-old girl.
The message in her song is that young girls in abusive situations must not silently endure it. Darnaa personally chose to run away ... repeatedly.
"Child abuse should not be endured by anyone," says Darnaa. "I want to empower people! She continues, "My life hasn't always been, what you would consider normal. Far from it actually, but I used my music and writing as a way to cope and now I want to share it with others."
Runaway” was initially released in ten cities, climbing as high as #2 in North Carolina station WRSV-FM and into the top 40 in six of the ten cities per MediaBase weekly. It is currently #1 Indie Top 50 Digital Radio Plays and #22 Top 200 DigitalRadio plays per DigitalRadioTracker.com.
Darnaa started generating worldwide interest after releasing a cover and YouTube video of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," dedicated to the victims and families of the 9/11 tragedy. She went on to cover The Dixie Chicks "Not Ready to Make Nice" and gained a strong YouTube following after the release of her music video for the song. Almost 8000,000 people have shared the videos. She has risen as high as #1 in the ReverbNation ranking of New York Indie Artists and #4 in their National and Global rankings.
Both Darnaa and her chart topping musical producer Wendell "The Grinch" Hanes wrote the single "Runaway". Co-produced by Wendell and Yohann from Yohann Productions, the song "Runaway" is mixed by Ken Lewis for ProTools mixing and mastered by Chris Geringer for Sterling Sound. The runaway video was conceived by Darnaa and directed by New York Filmmaker Brian Evans.