Discover rap rule-breaker DESSA new album 'CHIME'
April 6, 2018
The album follows the release of highly praised singles; the NPR and Billboard-approved pop anthem ‘Good Grief’ and the rap-driven ‘Fire Drills’, her latest single, the Complex-premiered ‘5 out of 6’ is the study of an emotional binary, with rhymes that pummel and explore the place where compassion and strength coincide.
Produced by Dessa herself with the help of fellow Doomtree crew members Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and Cecil Otter, as well as Grammy-nominated composer, Belle and Sebastian and Taylor Swift-collaborator Andy Thompson, ‘Chime’ is her most powerful release yet, sonically, lyrically and emotionally – NPR called the new effort one of 2018's most "hotly anticipated albums”. Producer and Doomtree cohort Lazerbeak and Andy Thompson worked to create and refine the album’s sound; opening track ‘Ride’ is a darker cut, the previously mentioned single ‘Fire Drills’ was crafted from a snippet of an iPhone field recording Dessa captured in Turkey. Elsewhere ‘Half of You’ is infectious, up-tempo pop number, while latest single ‘5 out of 6’ features an unusual looping riff that gives way to a gale-force chorus. ‘Chime showcases Dessa at her finest—she’s fierce and tender, deft, and passionately curious.
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