Mia Dyson: Idyllwild

Mia Dyson: Idyllwild

Opening with the title track, rollicking punky guitar lines and kick drum compliment my headphones. It’s a little bit of a departure away from the bluesy guitar tunes that Dyson is well known for but I think it is a positive direction for her fifth album in eleven years. Funky basslines and organ accompaniment are present in ‘Growing Up’, which make the sensitivity and passion in Dyson’s vocals shine through a lot more in the songs than previously.
If I’m completely honest, when I started listening to this album I was expecting a lot more blues guitar than what is on this album, given my love for her earlier works, yet there is always something that draws me back to this album. ‘Want You There’ is glittered with Dyson’s soulful vocals, and although it is a slower number on the album, it offers much light to the shade.
Based in L.A. at the moment, Dyson is playing shows throughout the US for the next couple of months. No doubt we will get to see the new live show soon enough. For the moment, put this album on and listen to the wonderful progression of Dyson’s music.
Release: out now via Black Door Music
Written by Tex Miller