Dalia Dargazli is one of Toronto's most soulful young innovators on the come up, and friend of the show. Today, she drops the long-awaited single, "Hot Tea," a welcome sip of sonic warmth that everyone in the city could use right now.
But the track goes much deeper than that - it's a testament to empathy, a chronicle of mental illness and a story of support.
"Hot Tea is about a couple," Dargazli explains. "One of them is going through depression and the other is oblivious, but slowly coming to terms with it."
The song is an intimate, stripped-down piece that showcases Dargazli's innovative acoustic instrumentation, and highly emotive vocals, with samples from a coffee shop, adding strong anecdotes. Deeply moving and sincere, "Hot Tea" invites you to pull that loved one close, and offers a sense of solace in a cold world.