Aline Garza Is Ready On Day One

The young Texas popster wants to be your BFF with her debut single.

Aline Garza celebrates the beginning of a beautiful friendship on her new single Day One — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

It’s about time pop music had its own hymn to the enduring power of an old-fashioned platonic connection — and the debut track from this Austin pop singer is just that: A ride-or-die pledge straight from the first page of her journal. Over a Beatlesque piano and a drum pattern that marches like time, Garza waxes poetic about a bond so strong it feels timeless:

“We cried over love and broken hearts
Picked each other up and patched the scars
Can’t even count on two hands
The number of nights you came and saved me from myself
You taught me brave
We’ll take the secrets to the grave
It was the first sign of sun in over a month
Now look at us 24/7
You’re my Day One.”

“Writing the song Day One came from a personal experience of making friends that are long term and always have your back,” Garza says. “The message I want this song to give is to cherish your friendships and don’t take them for granted.” Plus, she adds, “Friends are cheaper than a therapist.”

The almost gospel-like testifying of the track is no accident, given that Garza was wowing church crowds of more than 3,000 by age nine. After some intensive honing of her craft at a vocal seminar, she won the best new artist award in her age group at a talent competition. She sang the anthem at a minor-league baseball game in 2023.

For her first foray into the studio, she was able to enlist some impressive hands: Day One was produced by hitmaker Adam H. (Ne-Yo, Def Leppard, Loverboy) and mixed by Grammy winner Orlando Calzada (Lady Gaga, One Direction). Garza co-wrote the song with Adam and Don Wolf (lead singer of ’80s metalers White Wolf and a past collaborator with Bon Jovi, Poison and Mötley Crüe).

“Writing Day One with Adam H. and Don Wolf was a great experience, because it was like writing with my second family,” Garza says. Her first family has been pretty significant as well. The youngest of five siblings, Garza counts her oldest brother and her father among her major inspirations and mentors. At this point, her musical path could take her anywhere — pop, R&B, country and more.

Check out Day One above and below, and follow Aline Garza on Facebook and Instagram.