Montreal, QC-based artist, Dylarama will be releasing his sophomore EP, Parle-moi de ça on August 7, 2020. That being said, all of you lovely Canadian Beat readers are getting an exclusive listen below and the opportunity to find out more about Dylarama via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Dylarama is a fun-oriented, kaleidoscopic project distilling bedroom pop and lo-fi influences through uncomplicated, mostly French songs.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style
I like to write through the perspective of characters seeking something, people that are wrong or are trying to fool themselves. Some songs are a dialogue I have with a part of myself I think every human has, other songs are just for fun and have zero connections with who I am, or with who I’ve been. I like to be specific with the details and images I hide in my songs because I’ve found that those random little things are often what makes a song resonate with people. It also conveys a certain dose of realism to my fictional stories, weirdly. To me, the ideal song would be a little funny, and then a little sad, and then a little funny again.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’ve played a lot of shows in my life, threw myself around, yelled, sang, fell off stage a few times… I don’t perform live with Dylarama anymore, these days it’s more a studio thing. I love DJ-ing, though, and I do it any chance I get.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
If I could suggest only one song, it would be the first song on my new album. It’s named Comme des dominos (which translates to “Like Dominos”). This song represents everything I try to cultivate: dreamy vibes, colorful melodies, positive lyrics. It sounds like a love song, but perhaps the love I was trying to express was my love for life itself. As weird, cool, sad, unexpected, and ecstatic as “she” is. I’d recommend it to people because it’s one of those dumb, upbeat songs that I can’t get enough of.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
It’s always a fun surprise to discover that your favorite artists are Canadian. From semi-anonymous producers found in left-field playlists to huge, well-regarded bands. I don’t like to fetishize the people behind the music, their origin, their story… I like to let the music speak to me. I could name so many musicians, but I’ll only name Caribou. A huge source of joy and wonder. An amazing discography that emanates love and respect for the history of music, as well as a certain humility.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.