Dava grew up between Texas and Oklahoma, spending much of her life being raised by her grandmother after her mother passed away when she was eight years old. Music became an escape, as she taught herself to write songs on a guitar her mother gifted her. At 18, Dava moved to Colorado, finding her voice as a singer-songwriter through coffee shop open mics. Following the release of a few Soundcloud tracks, the now Los Angeles-based musician quickly built a grassroots following. It is with her upcoming project, Sticky, out this year, that she truly stakes her claim.