Dizzy release the dazzling new video for ‘Beatrice’, the latest single to be taken from their new album The Sun and Her Scorch, which is out now on Communion Records. Stream the album here.
Speaking about the video, frontwoman Katie Munshaw says: “The ‘Beatrice’ video was unique because we were actually playing our instruments. In most music videos you’re meant to only pretend like you’re playing but Ryan was really keen on making the performance feel genuine – and after being apart for so long due to COVID we were stoked to be able to just hang out together and jam for a few hours. Having our gear plugged in for hours made the mirror room extremely hot and by the last take we were sweaty and tired and a little buzzed – so basically we got our tour fix despite the looming pandemic outside the studio.”
Recorded at Quebec’s Mechanicland Studios and in frontwoman Katie Munshaw’s mother’s basement, The Sun and Her Scorch was produced by Dizzy and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine.) The album is a candid exploration of the messiest, most raw emotions young people experience in 2020, laden with confessions of insecurity, resentment and fear of failure. “[Dizzy’s debut] Baby Teeth was all about the confusion and sadness of my late teens, but this one is more about the qualities of myself that I’m not very proud of,” Katie says. “I wanted to be completely honest about the things nobody ever wants to admit, like being jealous of your friends or pushing away the people who love you. So instead of being about romantic heartbreak, it’s really about self-heartbreak.”
The album’s deeply personal lyrics are infinitely brightened by Dizzy’s buoyant melodies, with brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass) and Charlie Spencer (drums) creating an eternally sunny indie pop sound to compliment Katie’s blissful vocals. It all comes together to create something that sounds entirely fresh and youthful, but with a timelessness and knack for impeccable songwriting which far belies the band’s years.
‘The Sun and Her Scorch’ is out now on Communion Records, including the below tracks. Stream here.
- Good and Right
- The Magician
- Roman Candles
- Primrose Hill
- Daylight Savings Time
- Worms II