I don't know about you, but I enjoy Summer.
That stereotypical carelessness, the feeling of the sun warming you up, the flowers all being in their best state, looking absolutely beautiful.
Of course there are things about Summer that aren't that great, but let's romanticize the season because it's almost over anyway.
To hold onto Summer 2016 a little longer, I'm super happy to review an EP for you today, that I think sums up the season perfectly.
Here's to Dagny's "Ultraviolet".
Genre: Alternative, Pop
Label: Republic Records
Release date: 2nd September 2016
HITS rating: 8/10
Dagny is a singer/songwriter originally from Tromsø, Norway. Her sound has developed into alt-pop over the years.
She is now based in London, UK to write and record more music.
The last few years have seen Dagny play countless gigs and festivals which has gotten her a lot of attention and a loyal fanbase.
The talented and charming lady just released her debut EP and we're delighted to share it with you.
1) Fight Sleep
3) Too Young
5) Fool's Gold (feat. BØRNS)
Opener "Fight Sleep" sets the scene for the EP; it's a track that gives you the perfect impression of what the rest of the EP is going to sound like.
It starts off atmospheric but quickly develops a bouncy rhythm that makes you want to dance around in your room. (Or on the tube, depending wherever you might be at the time you're listening.)
The chorus has an anthem-like vibe to it; the layered backing vocals underline the carefree attitude of the song.
You're already up on your feet and ready to dance? Good!
Here comes title track "Ultraviolet" to make you shake those hips.
The track is carried by an up-tempo beat, sassy electric guitar chords and, of course, Dagny's stirring vocals that just transport the energy of the music so well.
Let's chat about the song I would totally call a Summer soundtrack, "Backbeat".
It's one of those tracks you didn't know you needed until you heard it.
This song has everything you need in a song when you just want to drive around in the countryside and enjoy the last few days of Summer.
The electric guitar is the heart of the song, sheltered by the infectious beats and carried by the sass in the singer's voice.
To sum it up: This EP is the perfect listen for those late Summer days in September which are those precious days we often use to reflect the season.
All of the songs will make you want to wear a dress and a flowercrown and dance around in your room like you're at a festival. There's no reason why one wouldn't enjoy the bubbly, sassy and energetic tracks.
Dagny, thank you for giving us an EP that sounds just like Summer.
You should listen to these tracks: Ultraviolet, Backbeat
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Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Dagny