Dizzy – The Sun and Her Scorch
Summer sorrows with just a hint of mirth and playful regret: Dizzy’s new record The Sun and Her Scorch tells warm and buttery tales of letting go and lessons learned. In several shades, the band takes us on a musical journey of lost love and acceptance.
The album starts slowly but invites contemplation. Opening track Worms is haunting: it entices and intrigues, leaving us with a feeling that there is something missing. This, in turn, cultivates a need to keep listening, if only to find a resolution. Sunflower follows quickly after, picking the setlist up with a little bit of vibrance. The deceptive rhythm is not reflective of the lyrics; its upbeat thud is at odds with themes of confusion and uncertainty. As a lead single, it echoes summer adventures yet effectively represents the record’s theme of lost and unrequited love.
The Magician and Roman Candles are the album’s two other chosen singles. The former remains upbeat and carries that same typical indie theme in its own charming way. The latter is immersive and weathered by heavy instruments and a sense of longing. The production adds a hint of fairy-like wonder to both tracks that sets them apart from other songs on the record. Good and Right is another standout number, lyrically magical with breathless storytelling. Its mellow simplicity creates a delicate balance between soft, slow melodies and energetic vibrations. Daylight Savings Time also shows lyrical ingenuity. Light and whimsical, it creates winter vibes that are perfectly delivered through the production and rhythm.
The album comes to an intimate close with Worms II, which has more of a spring to its step. It brings a more vibrant and colourful edge than Worms, but still keeps the same uncertainty intact. Coming full circle, the record’s beginning and end wrap together feelings of hesitant understanding and vindictive contentment. Overall, The Sun and Her Scorch both honest and insecure, and the songs serve as anthems for summer break-ups and unrequited what-ifs.
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The Sun and Her Scorch is released on 31st July 2020. For further information or to order the album visit Dizzy – The Sun and Her Scorch’s website here.
Watch the video for Roman Candles here: