Manchester trio Dalmas are back with their second single, Mary. Be warned; it packs a real punch. Starting its four-minute and sixteen-second journey as a pleasant dream, you could be tricked into letting yourself be consumed by the waves, but by the end, you’re in the whitewater rapids. Hugely dynamic in a number of ways, this song doesn’t take any prisoners.
The lyrics speak of the sort of relationship that is equal parts damaging and beautiful. Sometimes love isn’t enough, and you have to let go. This topic is dealt with expertly by vocalist George Farrar, who also plays the drums. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to play the drums and sing, but believe me, it takes a level of skill and determination that I could never master, so kudos for that George.
With their catchy melodies, infectious hooks, and impressive musical dynamism, it’s no wonder the band have received praise from BBC Radio 6 Music. Mary is further proof of the act’s immense artistic capabilities, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.