Top Ten Songs of 2020

If this year has taught me anything, it’s that no matter how crazy things get, there’s always a song out there to keep you grounded. A little musical oasis to take sanctuary in when you lose your way. Each track here has in some way provided just the escape I needed at some point this past year, and hopefully they can offer you the same: Continue reading

Top Tracks: Dizzy – Roman Candles

If there’s one adage I’ve seen proven true time and again in recent years it’s that the grass is always greener on the other side. When you’re looking at someone and wishing you had what they have, odds are they are looking at you in just the same way. People working a 9-to-5 office job will look at musicians living a creative and adventurous life and envy their freedom. It’s something we see romanticised all the time, but rarely do we see the other side of the story acknowledged. ‘Roman Candles’ flips the narrative to show that following your dreams isn’t always smooth sailing. This new single from Canadian indie pop outfit Dizzy shares the insecurity that comes from being surrounded by friends that have stability in their lives. Spending time with people who have houses and families, and generally have their shit together by the commonly accepted social standards, and fearing that you’ll never have the same on your current path. The latest cut from their new album The Sun And Her Scorch out 31st July, Dizzy’s delightful new track is packed to the brim with gorgeous melodies and boasts one of the most addictive hooks of the year. The nostalgia it evokes with its understated and bittersweet synth arrangement is every bit as warm and endearing as the golden hour glow of its charming music video. This is the first time Dizzy have crossed my radar, but if the rest of the new record is as good as this then that’s the soundtrack of my summer all sorted.