Australian singer-songwriter Mia Dyson is back with her most promising work, her fifth full-length album, Idyllwild. Dyson is no stranger to the Australian music scene, and her presence in the US music scene is starting to be felt. Just this past Friday, Daytrotter tweeted, “spending today falling madly in love with the new @miadysonmusic record. WOW.” Dyson in confirmed for a session with Daytrotter that will be streaming tomorrow at noon CST at www.daytrotter.com. The new record serves as a departure for Dyson, from the Australian roads she’s known all her life to the sleepy, small town of Ojai, CA where her new album was recorded. The songs on her latest release, Idyllwild, reflect her personal growth and artistic development as both a singer and a songwriter. It’s a collection of songs that prove to be her purest, most fully formed work to date. The album’s title track “Idyllwild” is the perfect gateway for the album with thumping percussion, soaring guitars, and pulsing organs. Other highlights include “She Can’t Take The World” which delivers a punch filled with grand guitar riffs, eccentric piano, and a bursting beat. The enthralling single “When We’re Older” is easily one of the album’s many standouts. The grand nature of the single makes it a perfect fit for the festivals Dyson is destined to headline. Dyson’s distinct vocals shine throughout the entire album. Her vocals go from gruff to high & ascending, creating anthems that urge the listener to sing along.
RIYL: Neko Case, Sera Cahoone, Sharon Van Etten, Emmylou Harris, Isobel Campbell, Gillian Welch
Recommended Tracks: track #3 “When We’re Older”, track #1 “Idyllwild“, track #7 “She Can’t Take the World”, track #2 “Growing Up“
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Label: The Co-Op/Black Door Records