She's bold, beautiful and gifted. The marvellous talent of Dylan Allura is remarkable. From her impressive recent tracks: Angels, You Don't Understand and I Know You Want Love left a huge smile on our faces. Now the London-based singer songwwriter and recording artist levels up with the release of her EP Libertine. Allura delivers a supreme selection of songs for her debut project. Featuring the songs: Twin, Trouble in Paradise and Goodbye channel the genius mix of Dark Pop, Bossa Nova and R&B magic. Praised by many media outlets such as Riverside Radio, Hot Vox,
The C Word magazine, The House Magazine and many more. We caught with the R&B Soulful sensation to find out more about her EP, her influences, audience reception and more.
1. Congratulations on the release of your EP Libertine. How does it feel to release this project? Dylan: Thank you so much! I haven’t released new music in over a year so this project is long overdue. I’ve been writing and recording new material since my last release and getting everything perfected as this is my debut EP.
2. You feature a fine selection of songs : Twin, Trouble in paradise and Goodbye, What was the process like choosing the best tracks for the EP ?
Dylan: I wanted to choose songs that highlighted the different sides of me. Twin is darker and more sultry, it reflects the elements of toxicity and intimacy in a relationship. Trouble in Paradise is more introspective, although it’s a bit more light hearted in it’s production. Goodbye closes everything up, kind of a farewell track dedicated to the other person in the relationship. The EP is just an array of different emotions we experience in romantic relationships condensed into 3 songs. It can sometimes be a rollercoaster. There are only so many sad breakup songs people want to hear, so I wanted to keep it short and to the point. Life and love also has a lot of happiness in it.
3) The project features dark pop and R&B influences , who were some of your inspirations while creating the EP?
Dylan: We had some trap influences in Twin with the beats, that’s a lot of what I listen to. There was definitely some Bossa nova influences too, something I’ve been listening to my whole life. Bebel Gilberto and Gilberto Gil are two artists that come to mind. I feel like a lot of the nonchalance that comes out in my voice is influenced by my own life experiences but also a lot of artists like Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, and Sade that have that quiet confidence in their delivery.
4) What do you hope that fans take from the project ? Dylan: I hope people can see my development between my last few releases and this project, I think they are worlds away and I hope fans can see that this is just the beginning. I have a lot more to show the world and I can’t wait to keep releasing and developing more as an artist.
5) If you could collaborate with any artist and producer on a near future project who would they be and why?
Dylan: I’m obsessed with James Blake and his artistry, I would definitely want to collab with him. That might be a bit further on in the future but it’s something I definitely want to turn into a reality.
6) Finally, What’s coming up next from you. Any live shows or maybe you’ve got another single loading or more music videos ? Dylan: I hope to release a track before the year ends. This time I want to show something that isn’t focused on love but other things in life that keep me preoccupied.