DALLI MAKES AN IMPASSIONED RETURN
Delivered with raw energy and emotion, ‘Blood’ is the strongest indicator of the creative path Melbourne-based songwriter Dalli is journeying down.
Already making a significant impression for 2019 with his intoxicating tune ‘Taken By The Sky’, Dalli’s return for the year’s second half sees the artist propelling himself deeper into the evocative musical and songwriting territory the likes of Alt-j, Vance Joy and Bon Iver have made their own.
A song that has taken some time in reaching its final form, ‘Blood’ is the story of forgiveness, growth and loyalty. Taken from personal experience, Dalli has once again poured intense feelings into his lyrics, with the final result representing a personal ode to a family member, as well as being an inviting piece of textured indie-rock music.
SONGWRITING AT ITS MOST PURE
Recorded at Dalli’s home studio in Melbourne, mixed and co-produced by renowned engineer and producer John Castle (Vance Joy, Thelma Plum, Josh Pyke) and mastered by Don Bartley (Crowded House, Missy Higgins, Busby Marou), ‘Blood’ is another fine example of Dalli’s knack of capturing human emotion at its purest and most raw.
Originally from Brisbane, Dalli’s debut single came in the form of 2017’s ‘Who Are You’, a song that introduced audiences to a promising songwriting potential that mirrored early City and Colour and Jeff Buckley. Moving to Melbourne after deciding to pursue music full-time, Dalli’s talents have diversified with musical experimentation, with him dabbing in darker electronic sounds and taking cues from the likes of Radiohead and Massive Attack.
Continuing to be creatively spurred on by experiences that swirl around him and within his own life, Dalli’s growth as a songwriter over the last two years in particular has seen the artist continue to hone his craft as one of the east coast’s formidable new names. ‘Blood’ is the latest in a strongly building line of work as 2019 edges towards its summer.