For Rising London pop newcomer Dylan, the summer of 2019 was one of the best times of her life. A period of time devoid of responsibilities and any form of school work, where the only worry she had was where she was going the next day with her friends. Embracing the carefree spirit of adolescence before the world would come crashing down upon her, she romanticises this period of her life through Nineteen, an anthem dedicated to the joys of youth. With synths that pop like a bottle of champagne during the euphoric chorus mixed with an equally captivating vocal, she captures that feeling of being boundless, nothing holding you back and living your life for no one but yourself whilst creating core memories you’ll never forget. The euphoria is palpable, but there’s a nuanced sadness that comes from the verses, finding that bittersweet feeling of reminiscing about this time but knowing that she’ll probably never get a summer like that again. It’s an ear worm with a heavy slice of nostalgia that will have you smiling from ear to ear, shedding a quiet tear, and wanting to call friends who you’ve not seen for eons.
The 21 year old creates memorable pop tunes that get catch you hook, line and sinker, whilst having ridiculously high replay value. To celebrate the release of this new anthem she will be doing a special performance at the top of the O2 Arena before going back on tour in November. If you get the chance, go and see her perform, you’ll be in for a right royal treat.
“‘Nineteen’ is a nostalgic song about youth, love and heartbreak,” says Dylan of the track. “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.”