Mature music is often comprised of strong narratives, deep lyrics and dynamic personality. But mature doesn’t necessarily reflect age. This is the case of Dalia Dargazli – the Oshawa-bred, Toronto-based artist that brings us 'Shades of Green,' the first single off of her forthcoming release.
"Most of my songs are very emotional, you know. Because I like hitting that emotion, actually showing it in the vocals," Dargazli says of her writing. "It's very different to do that. And I'm not doing that to be different. I just find beauty and art within the vocals." Yet, with Shades, she's taking a different approach. "A lot of visuals become more clear when you're listening to a song, and you can hear the emotions. It triggers you. 'Shades of Green' was a song to change it up a bit, make it more happy. The song is about chilling out, it's supposed to be playful."
'Shades of Green' is the latest release following last year's Sugarlows EP (produced by Tokyo Speirs). It lives up to its title, with elements both earthy and progressive, graceful, yet bold, laden with soulful vocals and intricate composition. Like a Pantone swatch, it shows Dalia’s many layers, and unique style of indie alt-pop.
LISTEN TO 'SHADES OF GREEN':
BanTOR Radio sat down with Dalia for an exclusive interview at Sandbox Studios to chat upbringing, artistic influences, strong lyrics and her favourite restaurant in Parkdale.
Stay tuned for the full podcast and interview, to launch on Friday, September 16.
All photos by Pam Lau | Album Art by Yaz Monet