It’s no surprise that the young star would romanticise a time devoid of worry and full of togetherness. However ‘Nineteen’ is not a pandemic song. Instead, it’s a song about the carefree joy of youth, of “blue dresses”, “coffee and cigarettes” and “running from responsibilities” – imbued with wide-eyed, uplifting melodies and a shimmering, synth-filled earworm chorus that bottles the spirit of summer.
she says: “‘Nineteen’ is a nostalgic song about youth, love and heartbreak. It’s just about being young, and the summer of [being] 19 was so superior to every other summer because I had no responsibilities, and no school, and no reason to be anywhere.”
Her debut EPs – 2019’s ‘Purple’ and last year’s ‘Red’ – conjured up musical worlds indebted to the moods of their titular colours, and now new track ‘Nineteen’ goes one step further: creating a heady slice of pop nostalgia to transport you back to a simpler time.
Following support from the likes of The Sunday Times, Notion, Dork and London in Stereo among others for her early EPs, ‘Nineteen’ precedes a hugely exciting second half of 2021 for the singer, which has already seen her support Yungblud at the O2 Kentish Town Forum on Sunday just gone.
Dylan will play a memorable show on August 24th at the top of London’s iconic O2 Arena, before returning to ground level to headline Camden Assembly on November 9th which was sold out in hours when announced last week. Today, Dylan has also announced three new shows below for February 2022 in Manchester, London & Bristol. She’ll also be treading the inner city festival circuit this autumn, playing Liverpool Sound City (October 3rd), Live at Leeds (16th) and Hit The North (23rd).