Published Aug 07, 2018Dilly Dally are gearing up to release their sophomore album Heaven, and the Toronto band have just teased the upcoming LP with another new song.
Following lead track "I Feel Free," Katie Monks and Liz Ball and co. have shared "Sober Motel."
"'Sober Motel' is a celebration of sobriety, in the midst of an industry that is anything but," Monks said in a statement. "I wrote it in a motel bathroom after taking a mystical shower alone. There was something really pure about it all. The song spawned from a sadness I had for my friend Tony (Dilly Dally's bass player) who was struggling with addiction. We all were realizing that being on the road had turned into volatile place for some of us, and it was heartbreaking."
She added, "In a larger sense, alcohol is so romanticized within our culture. Knowing that it can send so many people into a downward spiral, I wanted to step forward and do the opposite of that, and present people with a different image. All of this in the hopes that it would create a sort of protective layer around the band each night on stage (and anyone else who feels the same)."
Charged with the grunge-y guitars, quiet verses and screeching loud choruses (thanks to Monks' unmistakable voice) that the band have come to be known for, it's another promising step towards the follow-up to Sore.
Check out "Sober Motel" below.
Heaven is due out September 14 via Dine Alone/Partisan. See Dilly Dally's upcoming tour dates with FIDLAR here.