Dahlia – Breathe

Dahlia is a new duo, consisting of producer Luke Hester and singer/songwriter Lucy Hill. In recent hours they have plucked at the heartstrings of the blogosphere with the stunning debut single Breathe, an achingly intimate track in between ambient and modern alt-pop. Hester’s production is skeletal, shaped with intelligence and freighted with emotion. Hill’s vocals are deep, intense and, colliding with the vulnerability of the lyrics, give birth to moments of great emotional impacts.

I guess [“Breathe”] is about being torn, and maybe a little torn up,” Lucy explains to The FADER “when somebody is kind of perfect but you know that they’re not in the same place as you. It’s about that moment where you know you should take a step back but obviously you’re not going to.