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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BYU chapter.

Name: Nik Day
Hometown: Idaho Falls
Profession: Student, Musician
Major: Media Music
Birthday: July 24, 1987
Age: 23

Hobbies: I go to the gym, play sports, and write music…
Ideal Girl: Someone who is cute and funny and gets mad at me if I do stupid things.
Ideal Date: April 25th. Haha. I guess my ideal date is doubling with a bunch of friends and going somewhere out to dinner or a show and then hanging out at someone’s apartment. A date that ends with chocolate ice cream always takes the cake too.

What is it about music that draws you to it?
I love music because you can say things that you normally wouldn’t say and for some reason it’s okay. I love it because it brings out so many emotions, and helps us express them.
Choose one of your songs and explain the story behind it.

I wrote “Now That You’re Gone” in Winter semester of 2010 because there was a long time that I felt like someone was always behind me, even though no one was there. My own footsteps sounded like they were from someone else, and it inspired me to write a song about that girl I dated who lives in Salt Lake. “I feel like someone’s following me. Probably because of the fact I’m used to having somebody here that I’ll probably never get back. And every once in a while I look behind me to see if someone’s there, and then I scream at the top of my lungs cuz there’s nothing but empty air.” 

What are your plans for the future?
I want to have a career performing and writing songs for myself and other artists. I’m figuring it out little by little, and right now I’m looking at the college circuit and I’m trying to increase my online fan base on YouTube.
If you want to learn more about this Campus Cutie, check out his YouTube page where you can watch a music video for his song Monopoly, filmed and directed by a BYU film student, or go to www.nikday.com .

Photo credit to Matt Clayton.