Bad things are going to happen, regardless.  
You can’t take yesterday’s troubles with you.  
Every day is a New Day.  
“Una Dia Nueva” 
-Dia Nueva 

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Nueva grew up in the suburbs of Monmouth County. As the middle child of three girls to immigrant parents, Dia Nueva fought hard to maintain her individualism. Her parents, natives of Jamaica, were determined to give their children a better life. After enrolling their children into every activity, it’s clear what stuck. The piano was Nueva’s first love. It could make her heart flutter one moment and, in the next, have her heartbroken; the range of seven octaves and 88 keys varied in such patterns that made her want to join in. 

She began to sing what she could hear. She began to play what she could listen to on the keyboard downstairs. 

Imitate it, Duplicate it, Replicate it, Outplay it. 

Instructors encouraged her parents to push her pursuit of music. Upon Disney’s remarkable timing of its classics like The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, & Mulan, “Yung Dia” belted out songs like “Part of Your World” and “Colors of the Wind,” and “Reflections.” Just a few songs with deep titles resonated with her as an adolescent. In awe of the power of words and the rush of music in her voice, as she sang into a fan while holding a spoon in her hand, her parents soon realized that she had a unique voice.  

To have friends ask, “will you sing for us?” means they have to express their interest. That was all Nueva ever wanted, Well that, and for them to think she was worth paying to hear. 

“To have a goal, and execute it, is easy for me. It is harder to have a vision and bring it to life with no set rules or boundaries. There is no one to hold you accountable. No layout. It is all imagination. You must remain true and think outside of the box.” – Dia.

Dia adorns a room.

Outside of the box, six feet above the ground, Nueva performed anywhere. School games, showcases, bar mitzvahs, weddings, various venues, and, it’s sad to say, even funerals. She could still command attention, shift energies, and restore hope in a room dull and melancholy. 

Dia is sensational, remarkable, and genuine, and all the while, still thinking bad things will happen, regardless. Every day is a new day, and Dia plays her part, which requires confident leadership, vulnerability, truth, and strength to carry a new tone in a room. She does so by holding a few notes and using her voice as an instrument, which is unbelievable and makes goosebumps stand on the hairs of your back. If you’re lucky enough, it’s something you’ll get to witness. 

Writing to beats on loop for days challenges her in the stories of her life and her music. 

“It’s like completing a puzzle without looking at the picture on the box. It is beautiful when it is done, but it is a cruel affliction to finish it this way.” Nueva said, “A game of cat and mouse, and I never tire of it.” 

To live & die in LA 

Nueva left the East Coast defeated and unable to break into the music industry after a series of heartbreaks and sibling rivalries. Upon arriving in LA, Nueva scrambled to make magic. With the gift of Social Media, she connected with producers and engineers. 

Together, they created classics like “Missed Calls,” “Weekend,” and “Say I Won’t.”

These are accurate indications reflecting Nueva’s current perspective of love & her life, revealing that she was willing to push the envelope despite anyone’s opinion. There was no sugar-coating, no Disney filter, no one else calling the shots. Just Dia Nueva. Raw. Life stripped her, and she was unphased.

After releasing two singles, Nueva hit the ground running. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she released two more singles, “Better” & “West Coast Luv.” Reinventing herself with newfound confidence, she delivered the Reggae feature, “Spicy.” 

She grabbed more listeners with a Rap release titled “Shake That.” With her art on her sleeve, she couldn’t fabricate it. Everyone enthusiastically anticipates the drop of Dia Nueva’s next release. This fantastic talent is truly a frontrunner in her generation of music. 

Remarkable. Intentional and one to keep an eye on.

By Warith Niallah

Warith Niallah is the Managing Editor of FTC Publications Newswire. He is also a writer and photographer and has been in professional journalism, computer science & information systems, production, and public information since 1988. Warith serves as the Chief Executive Officer of FTC Publications, Inc.