Rising singer-songwriter Dasha showcases her vibrant pop artistry on debut album Dirty Blonde, hinged on raw storytelling abilities and her versatile sonic influences. An album built upon the idea of juxtaposition, the 17-track collection strikes balance between complex ideas encapsulating ideas of maturity and youthfulness.
Opening with dreamy number “Dirty,” which immediately shows off her melodic yet husky vocals before moving into the seductive touches of “Nervous,” and the quiet, acoustic-tinged comfort of “Love Me Till August,” the album is melting pot of emotions and genres right from the first notes.
Soaring stand-out production “7 Minutes in Heaven,” captures romance and love perfectly compliment by the slower yet more aggressive reflection of heartache on “You Said.” Establishing a pattern of moving through light and dark concepts from the heartfelt “Wish That You Were Here,” quickly followed up by the cathartic release of ‘FUCK YOU,” Dasha sways seamlessly between vulnerable and fierce.
Ethereal numbers like “Vegas,” and “Olivia,” woven between the anthemic “Eyeliner,” continues to establish the 22-year-old rising star’s genre-blending abilities and versatility before final track “Blonde,” with its hazy instrumentals and crisp beats leave us hypnotised and yearning for more.
California-raised Anna Dasha Novotny, who grew up immersed in the world of dance, acting, and music has carefully but naturally honed her honest yet feel-good musicality over the years – now poised perfectly to reach new heights in the pop scene.