Premiere: Dinky’s ‘Slowly’ is where melancholy and freedom meet
Dinky is the alias of Chilean-born, Berlin-based Alejandra Iglesias. She’s just released her sixth studio album, ‘Valor’, which is widely regarded as her most accomplished and personal to date.
We’ve got the first play of the album’s second single ‘Slowly – which is forthcoming on Crosstown Rebels – that showcases Dinky’s elegant musicianship and vocals talents.
Written during a difficult time during her life, the song’s fragile opening piano lines create a sense of unease early on, but as the track unfolds and Dinky finds her vocal stride, the combination of the track’s quirky synths and undulating, fuzzy basslines make for an emotionally charged track that’s both dreamy and imaginatively elaborate.
“It represents in its pure essence where melancholy and freedom meet,” explains Dinky on the track’s meaning. “The song was written in a difficult moment where I had to let go of a lot of fears and just accept. It’s a song about detachment where losing can be a gain.”
The release comes with two remixes courtesy of Running Back’s Matthew Styles, who takes the track to new euphoric heights, and Radio Slave who delivers a darker, more intricate rendition.
Dinky ‘Slowly’ is released November 25 on Crosstown Rebels and can be pre-ordered here.