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Premiere: Dylan Mondegreen – Every Little Step

We fell in love with Dylan Mondegreen‘s music in 2012 when he released his self-titled LP, which included many elegant gems like the one where he sings “my life as a father is just about to start”. Almost 4 years later, Børge Sildnes’ “life as a father” is actually started – he’s the father of a beautiful little daughter – and he has a new album on the way to be released, but all these great news came along with some bad news too. That’s what transpires from his new single Every Little Step, a melancholic folk-pop ballad that starts with a cinematic interweaving between a delicate mouth organ and a soft fingerpicking before Sildnes’ vocals open up saying “how I wish you could have stayed here, to see her grow, let her know all those stories from my childhood, give us advice”. The contrast between the brightness of the song and the sadness of the lyrics generates so much intensity that we can’t help but play it over and over again.

This is what Børge stated about the track: “it’s about the beauty of seeing my daughter growing up, but at the same time missing my mother, who died not long before my daughter was born. That void in my life that can never be filled, to see them get to know and enjoy each other”.

Every Little Step is the title track and first single from Dylan Mondegreen’s new LP, out April 8th on Shelflife (USA), Fastcut (Japan) and SAIKO (rest of the world).

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