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DALHIA Is The Dark-Pop Duo Of Our Dreams

The Paris-based pair's latest EP is an evolution of their singular ethereal sound.

POSTEDBYEVAN COLACCHIO

DALHIA is not interested in making sunny, straightforward pop. With a sound that integrates contemporary Rina Sawayama-eqsue synth and the 90s grunge glory of PJ Harvey, the Paris-based duo live up to their personally coined “dream dark wave” genre. 

The duo’s latest single “MIAMI'' continues their eerie pop evolution, which began with 2020’s Hide My Face EP. Nearly two years later, the March single “VIVA 4 EVER,” marked their return. The track, which would not sound out of place on an episode of Twin Peaks, signaled both an impressive artistic transformation and a continuation of their signature dreamy sound.

On “MIAMI,” the pair lean deeper into the pop angle of this sound. Featuring a pulsing synth beat that seems like it may have descended from an alternate reality of the 80s, the track acts as the second single from their new EP 4 EVER, released today.  The video for the single makes use of vintage-style cinematography and black and white aesthetics that recall early Lana Del Rey, further widening the artistic scope in which the duo resides. 

Coming off of their 2021 headlining European tour, DALHIA last appeared at Focus Wales Festival earlier this month, where they premiered more tracks off of the new release. Based on what we’ve heard so far, the pair’s carefully crafted sound is unlike anything the music industry has seen before.

4 EVER is out now.

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