One of the UK’s most promising rising talents, DYLAN, unveils “Blue”, the latest release to be taken from her forthcoming new mixtape The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn, due 28th October via Island Records UK/Republic Records.
One of the mixtape’s more poignant moments, “Blue” is a classic example of the 22 year old’s ability to transform heartache and grief into undeniably addictive pop-rock anthems; toeing the line between modern pop influences and the classic rock sensibilities with an effortless flair.
“I wrote ‘Blue’ on Christmas Day last year,” says DYLAN. “It was born from the clarity that comes after taking time away from a situation. When someone walks out of your life there’s a certain period of grief that you go through, the final stage being stuck between holding on and moving forward. ‘Blue’ is all about that moment, of thinking that you want them back, and that you’re never going to feel that way for anyone again.”
“Blue” follows the release of ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, an anthemic sugar-rush of a track that has received acclaim across the board and become an undeniable favorite on BBC Radio 1. Last week, Dylan released a video for the track which you can watch below.
Dylan’s first mixtape – and debut release for Island Records – packs a hefty wallop; an eight-track record that doesn’t give you any choice but to sit up, pay attention and sing every word back in your head for days afterwards. Titled The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn, it encapsulates the rising star’s experiences with “learning to love and be loved”. “How does anyone love and be loved?! It’s cringy, but the songs are so un-cringy that it’s very easy to take in without icking myself out. But I feel like I’m writing a soundtrack to my life. This is my movie soundtrack.”
That soundtrack is one that is unfailingly frank and thrillingly unbothered by society’s expectations of female artists. Whether she’s reacting to people not wanting to date her on ‘Girl Of Your Dreams’ or searching for answers about herself, as on the ballad ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’, Dylan is incredibly direct.
Her candidness is part of what has already scored her praise from the likes of BBC News, NME, Notion, MTV, Vogue Italia, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork and BBC Introducing; a sold out debut US headline at the iconic Mercury Lounge in New York, a performance at Lollapalooza, UK support slots with Yungblud, Bastille, Ed Sheeran and an EU run with Tate McRae; inspiring an incredibly loyal and passionate fanbase to form around her.
Dylan is about to enter 2023 as one of pop’s hottest prospects. Effortless charm and high ambitions see her dedicated fanbase expanding at a rapid pace, with her biggest goals becoming more realistic by the day. “I want to be respected as a songwriter – for me it really is just about the music, and I want to headline Wembley – that’s everything I’ve had my sights on.”
DYLAN – US Tour Dates supporting Ed Sheeran 2023
May 6th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
May 13- Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
May 20 – Tampa, FL – Raymond Jones Stadium
May 27- Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Jun 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Jun 10 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium