Dizzy – Separate Places EP [Streaming]

Oshawa-based four-piece band Dizzy dropped their collaborative EP Separate Places via Royal Mountain Records & Communion Records.
Basically the EP is mostly reworks/reimagining of stand out tracks from 2020’s The Sun and Her Scorch.
With collaborations by Luna Li, Kevin Garrett, Overcoats, Flyte & Jahnah Camille making these tracks add some depth in the dream pop realm of their music.

About the EP:
The Separate Places EP sees the Oshawa-based 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 on vocals: “Primrose Hill at Midnight” is a reworking of album standout track “Primrose Hill” now featuring Flyte, with other collaborations with Luna Li, Kevin Garrett, Overcoats & Jahnah Camille.

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 was 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.

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