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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Dey Rose releases new EP, Panting Heart

10/06/2020 02:24:52 PM

Lilystars Records continue to flaunt its expanded roster of talents, which in turn, shows how much music can a lot of people make under their label. In this case, Dey Rose released her debut EP.

In this record titled Panting Heart, the Vancouver-based Filipina singer-songwriter maintains a gripping sense of vulnerability through all of his six tracks, intricately written and produced to capture a sound of lasting resonance and warmth.

The EP is bannered by its carrier single “Di Mo Lang Aalam” which was inspired by the stories of new friends Dey Rose met in the Philippines. Its smooth, jazzy runs and suave rhythms swoop and slide effortlessly in the background, while the Filipina-Canadian artist’s mesmerizing vocals take the center stage in a rejuvenating light. It’s easily one of the best songs in the record, a balm of sunshine that conceals its very brooding narrative with a tale of caution and hope. 

Overall, the EP possesses a mixture of jazz-infused pop with folk, country, blues, prog-rock, ’70s soul, and R&B genres, while exploring fascinating new directions in terms of arrangements and lyrics. Specifically, it feels like a hodgepodge of influences that range from Lolita Carbon to Etta James, Amy Winehouse to Lorde, seamlessly rendered to capture a wide range of emotions strengthened by both experience and technique.

Other must-hear tracks from Panting Heart include the throwback-sounding jam “Puzzle Piece,” the bluesy ballad “Paulit-ulit,” the vocally arresting tune “When I’m With You,” and the title track itself.

Musically diverse and engaging, Panting Heart serves as a testament to Dey Rose’s incredible maturity as an artist of characteristic composure. It delivers moments of earnest beauty and restraint in equal stride, inhabiting a sense of balance for good measure.

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