Singer-songwriter Dekel is set to release her brand new album ‘Desert Moon’, out this week.
‘Desert Moon’ is the second record from the Tel-Aviv performer, which sees her collaborate with producer Jonathan Quarmby (Ian Brown, Richard Hawley, Sam Ryder, Lewis Capaldi).
To coincide with the album, Dekel has released the brand new video for ‘Solo’. Dekel says: “Welcome to the rainbow city where dreams come true! In the video we see a character who’s carving her path through – sometimes you do it with people you gather on the way and sometimes you do it on your own which is always more challenging and shapes you strongly and hopefully to the better version of you. I believe it’s necessary for your own growth as a person. It brings beautiful gifts even if they’re wrapped sometimes in weird warp papers”
‘Desert Moon’ is an album that is a uniquely singular vision from quite the melting pot of both genre, and instrumentation.
There’s the accordion and bayan which acknowledge her Russian heritage; there’s the exuberant uplift of traditional Israeli music (‘without sounding folkish!’ she emphasises) and there’s the lush, layered empathy indie folk, without sounding too indie.
Flavours of her inspirations line the album, mixing in the likes of Bjork and Kate Bush with the Latin Jaxx of Astrid Gilberto, Zach Condon’s Beirut, and PJ Harvey.
A through line throughout the album is the natural world – Dekel volunteers to work with savannah animals in the countryside close to Tel-Aviv. She says : ‘I work with the big beasts, feeding and maintaining herds of antelope, zebra and rhino. I take care of them and I feed them.’
Dekel has already released five singles from the album. The title track ‘Desert Moon’, uplifting anime refencing ‘Cartoon Movie’ sleek Latin-influenced ‘Always Summer Somewhere’ , the Optimistic Ukulele driven ‘Makes Me Feel Good’ and the brilliantly inventive folk-pop track ‘Permanent and One Time Way’.