Dutch Mustard unveils new brilliant EP “An Interpretation Of Depersonalisation” and debuts self-directed music video “Magnifique“ via UK label Bad Influence Records
Building on the wave of plaudits from prior singles including ‘A Song For Dreamers’ (“A promising taster of a new focus for the solo project” – DORK), ‘What The People Want’ (“A rousing, triumphant ode to individuality and empowerment” – Notion) and ‘Don’t You Worry’ (BBC Radio 1’s Future Artists w/ Jack Saunders – ‘NEXT WAVE’), this stellar 5-track debut has been a whirlwind of sumptuous alt-rock anthems, all delivered with varying pace, energy and meaning.
“They’re totally infectious in the way they make their music, they do not let up on you moving!”, marvelled Jack Saunders after awarding ‘Don’t You Worry’ the accolade of ‘NEXT WAVE’ on BBC Radio 1.
It’s been a real journey, both personally and artistically for the introspective rocker (real name Sarah-Jayne Riedel), “These songs were written in a very confusing and uncertain time right at the start of the first lockdown. I was in Central London, in my room above a bar where I worked. I found myself running through the empty streets for months” SJ reveals.
SJ reveals: “Instead of feeling confused and uncertain, I was finding answers to some deep questions that I had in my life. It was a time for self-reflection and discovery.” It’s that aura of newfound freedom that carries through here, organically laying the musical foundations for the underlying ethos that runs through the EP. There were “no pretences, no rules”, “Just me, my little midi keyboard, and guitars. Writing these songs gave me hope, for a brighter future, a sense of belonging. Which is a feeling I always try to give to others.”
The video tinged in pink, free-flowing auras, and framed with sharp-yet-chaotic camera movement, it’s a fitting culmination to this all-encompassing debut.
Setting off as a solo-artist has given Sarah complete control of her artistic vision for Dutch Mustard, tinkered over the course of the last 18 months, her new sound is a polished and invigorating take on alt-rock.
“In this EP we can all meet, and enter a new world of experimentation. There are no rules or barriers” says Dutch Mustard. The latter statement is especially true, and is a mantra that she’ll carry into a blindingly bright, positive future.