“Many of us experience some form of anxiety throughout our lives. Some of us don’t even know it exists until something traumatic happens. We deal with it on a daily basis, and the smallest things can set us off. ‘Mimosa’ captures the inner struggle we go through in our heads, the battle to either drown in it or to fight it.” – DYLYN
Translating an anxious struggle into a feel-good melodic anthem isn’t only impressive, but proves how multifaceted pop music can truly be. DYLYN, the moniker of Gwendolyn Lewis, introduces relaxation and a reminder to take the edge off of life with her latest single “Mimosa.” The 3 minute track becomes more than upbeat melodies, and an addictive hook, but an energetic burst of escape that borrows elements from progressive rock to 80s’ synthpop.
Immediately hitting the ground running, “Mimosa” rides it’s own high up until the very end; getting straight to the matter through DYLN’s casual banter, “Hey, I’m having a fucked up day.” Gender bending synths carry a more aggressive tone towards the pop track, simultaneously being fueled by DYLYN’s low, smoldering vocals, paired with the attitude to go along with it.
Here’s to letting go, even if it’s just for a day.