London based Dahlia Sleeps released their much-anticipated new EP ‘Love, Lost’ on January 18th via Beatnik Creative. Recorded and produced in the band’s own basement studio in South London, the new EP is a stunning 7 track journey through human emotion – navigating themes including struggle, intimacy, and defiance. Deeply emotive, the subject matters are all exquisitely wrapped within swirling, atmospheric, and soothing pop music.
Opening with its lead single, “Storm” – keyboardist and producer Luke Hester’s haunting, skeletal electronic production, paired with singer Lucy Hill’s delicate, soulful vocal form quite the partnership. Complimented by reverb-laden, lilting guitars and atmospheric electronics, the track sets the tone beautifully for the rest of the EP.
“It feeds into a project that is all about seeking truth and honesty and putting it on record – whether that be grief, anger, love. Often things that have been left dormant and unresolved,” said singer Lucy Hill on the release of the new Love, Lost EP.
“I’ve been reading a tonne of poetry in the last year or so and that’s massively inspired me,” Lucy continues. “When you’re telling a story thats important to you, each word has to count for something. I think that philosophy runs through everything we’ve created on the EP.”
Another highlight from the seven-track release is ‘To The Water” – a breathtaking ode to the pursuit of serenity. “The image of water comes up a lot in our songs,” says Lucy “whether it’s in the pursuit of calm, or a feeling of being overpowered. It’s somewhere I go to when I need a moment to breathe. I wrote ‘To The Water’ after a camping trip to a lake last summer with a friend who needed that lake even more than I did.”
“The image of water comes up a lot in our songs,whether it’s in the pursuit of calm, or a feeling of being overpowered. It’s somewhere I go to when I need a moment to breathe. I wrote ‘To The Water’ after a camping trip to a lake last summer with a friend who needed that lake even more than I did.” – Lucy Hill (singer) on focus track ‘To The Water’.
For fans of London Grammar, The XX, Daughter and Cat Power – the band have now solidified their very own sound on Love, Lost – a release which feels considered, painstakingly thought out, and carefully executed.
Selling out London’s OMEARA venue in October last year, the band’s clout continues to rise.