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Dizzy Shares New Single “Sunflower, Are You There?” Feat. Kevin Garrett

May 8, 2021
Ryan Faist

Dizzy Share New Single “Sunflower, Are You There?”
feat. Kevin Garrett

New Collaborations EP Separate Places out on 11th June on Royal Mountain Records and Communion Records

Following their recent JUNO Award nomination for Alternative Album of the YearDizzy are excited to release their new single “Sunflower, Are You There?” featuring Kevin Garrett. The new track is the second offering from a forthcoming collaborations EP titled Separate Places.  The EP will be released by Royal Mountain Records and Communion Records on 11th June, and features recent single “The Bird Behind The Drapes” featuring Luna Li. 

There’s a joyous bounce within the beat of this exploration. Raw lyrics dominate the creation but the delicate layout of the intricate electronic beats and tones capture this upbeat essence that moves the lyrics and pushes the course of this release to not only embrace the tender traits but find resolution within its journey. Kevin Garrett embraces the intimacy within their vocal addition and this fuses with the standout delicate vocal harmonies from Dizzy, the collaboration just works. Magic emits from the vocal notes and humble harmonies from Dizzy. Welcoming you into the new creation immediately with the vocal tones soaring over the gentle keys pushing the exploration into its diverse yet crucial direction.

Once again Dizzy displays this flawless ability to produce music that embellishes the atmosphere it builds, there’s this humble vibe to the release that will in tow, alter the mood of the audience so they slow down and appreciate each bar of this composition.

The Separate Places EP sees the Oshawa four-piece reimagine some of the standout tracks from their second album, 2020’s The Sun and Her Scorch. Each track features a different guest artist: “Sunflower, Are You There?” is a reworking of the album’s lead single “Sunflower”, now featuring Grammy-nominated musician Kevin Garrett, known for his work on Beyoncé’s Lemonade

On the collaboration, vocalist Katie Munshaw explains, “We opened up for Kevin back before we had released any music as a band. I remember looking up to him as someone our age touring, writing perfect songs and just doing the damn thing so well. Having his seal of approval on “Sunflower”, a song about self-doubt, felt very full circle.
Upon its release, The Sun and Her Scorch album was praised for its “lyricism paired with their dreamy indie-pop sound” (MTV) and its candid exploration of the messiest, most raw emotions young people experience in the modern age. “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,” frontwoman Katie Munshaw says. “So instead of being about romantic heartbreak, it’s really about self-heartbreak.” The Sun and Her Scorch has been nominated for Best Alternative Album at the Juno Awards, a feat previously achieved by the likes of Arcade Fire – and Dizzy themselves, for their 2018 debut Baby Teeth.
Unable to tour the record due to the pandemic, Dizzy returned to the studio, bubbling with a fervent creative energy and drive to make the most of a bad situation. “The Separate Places EP has allowed songs from The Sun and Her Scorch to go on tour without us,” Katie explains. “Following some of our favourite artists around the globe from Birmingham, London, New York and back to Toronto, each song has been reimagined. “Primrose Hill’” is now fiery and tough. “The Magician” and “Ten” returned to a state of naive, solemn bliss. “Beatrice” gains solace with felt piano and harmony and “Sunflower” sounds like something out of a Super Mario Brothers video game. It’s kind of a ride.”
Each track draws inspiration from Dizzy’s chosen collaborators, breathing new life into an already stellar collection of music, enriched by the excitement of artistic synergy in a time when collaboration hasn’t always seemed possible. It’s a celebration of the new ways we have found to be together, even though we’re all in separate places.

The Separate Places EP will be released on 11th June on Royal Mountain Records and Communion Records, including the below tracks. The featured artist for each track will be announced by Dizzy in the build up to EP release. You can pre-save it here.

1. The Bird Behind The Drapes (feat. Luna Li)
2. Sunflower, Are You There?
3. Beatrice St. E
4. Primrose Hill At Midnight
5. 10PM


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