London based duo Dahlia Sleeps today announce their long-awaited debut album, Overflow. Two years in the making and almost 6 years since their debut single, producer/writer Luke Hester and singer/writer Lucy Hill will release Overflow in two parts – the first of which will be out on October 19th, with the B-side to follow early in 2022.
Accompanying the album announcement is new single “Too Good To Hide”. The track unfurls beautifully; partnering smoky atmospherics and soaring guitars with rich live percussion and a haunting string section, “Too Good To Hide” dissects how mental ill-health can hold us back and keep us repeating the same painful patterns, as the song builds elegantly towards its stunning crescendo.
Of the new single, singer Lucy Hill said: “Too Good To Hide is a song about running towards turmoil instead of towards the light. So often it is a battle to build the life we want because trauma or mental health issues keep us where we are. This is the first song on the record that touches on mental health, a theme that features heavily in forthcoming songs. And as with all these songs, this one ends with hope, something that exists for all of us as we learn to love ourselves and overcome our pasts.”
With eclectic influences ranging from electronic acts including MOVEMENT, Autechre and Burial to the lyrically poetic works of Florence + the Machine, Radiohead and The National, Dahlia Sleeps shift seamlessly between genres; from dance to electronic to pop.
Dahlia Sleeps’ new material and forthcoming full length brings a new weight sonically, depicting a new kind of freedom for the duo – from managing and coming to terms with mental health problems to experiencing love in all its forms despite them.
Across the track listing, Dahlia Sleeps have collaborated with Jacob Oak Welsh (drummer/producer from The Hics), cellist/bassist/guitarist/pianist Mat Roberts, and pianist Edward Cross.
Speaking more on the upcoming album, the band said: “The title Overflow was chosen because this is a record that features a lot of struggle, fight, bravery, will, hope. Overflow encapsulates the emotional journey the album takes you on. We use a lot of nature imagery in our music, and in our artwork so it ties in with this too. It is also the name of the first song we wrote for this record.”
Dahlia Sleeps’ new single “Too Good To Hide” is out now. The A-side of the band’s debut album Overflow will be released October 19th.