Dizzy is pleased to share their recent collaboration with Gengahr, a remix of their current single “Roman Candles.” While the original track sees Dizzy lean into their pop sensibilities and deliver a soaring, emotive ballad, the Gengahr rework breathes energetic indie-pop energy into the track, reminiscent of the bands, Hot Chip or Foals. The new track is released just ahead of the album The Sun and Her Scorch which is set to be released on July 31, 2020, via Royal Mountain Records.
Dizzy’s frontwoman Katie Munshaw describes The Sun and Her Scorch as a “self-heartbreak” record, in which she explores the qualities in herself that she is not so proud of and the flaws nobody wants to admit to. “Roman Candles” sees her tackle the helpless jealousy that stems from watching friends grow and drift away, ultimately circling back to some of the core themes of Dizzy’s music; the restlessness of suburban living and feeling lost in your youth.
Discussing the track, Katie says:
“‘Roman Candles’ is about how insecure I feel being someone who’s pursued music as a job. I’ve often felt jealous of friends who’ve taken more traditional paths in life. Some have gone to university and have 9 to 5 jobs already and have to buy funny things like lawnmowers and cutlery. I know that sounds silly but I have a real fear I’ll never own a home or be able to support a family because of the decision I’ve made, so of course, that’s scary. I think I’ve quit the band a dozen times since we started and then wind up taking it back an hour later because I know it’s just fear talking.”
“Roman Candles” follows the recent single “The Magician” which has garnered Dizzy support from BBC Radio 1. The band’s debut album Baby Teeth won the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year in 2019, garnering international praise from the likes of The Times, Beats 1, NME, and Stereogum, who described the music as “a dreamier update of Lorde’s sleek, minimalist pop-rock.” Earlier this year, they completed a tour alongside Oh Wonder, having previously toured with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Tokyo Police Club.
The Sun And Her Scorch is out on July 31, 2020, on Royal Mountain Records. It is available for pre-order here. You can listen to Gengahr’s remix of “Roman Candles” on YouTube below or watch Dizzy’s “Roman Candles” video on YouTube.
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