DYLYN Shares “Something To Lose”; Watch Video Here
April 7, 2020 BY Nettwerk
DYLYN is Gwendolyn Lewis. Working with Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother) and Colin Munroe (Kendrick Lamar) on new material Gwen has evolved beyond the electro-pop sounds of her previous releases to explore the harder-edged shadows of her creativity such as on the first single “Something to Lose.”
“There seems to be a theme of underlining darkness in this song, and most of the new record. I’ve enjoyed bringing out other characters that live within my spirit. It’s nice to dance along the dark side at times,” says Gwen. Adding, “the song was born from a romance that eventually bloomed into a relationship. At the time, my heart was healing so it was a safe, trusting space where love could flourish.”
Filmed in Toronto, the official video for “Something To Lose” is directed by DYLYN.
With a father of British descent, a mother from the Chinese Mainland, and growing up on the outskirts of Toronto on a musical diet of Led Zeppelin and Blondie, DYLYN released her 80’s synth-rock infused debut EP Sauvignon In a Kimono in 2018, featuring the breakout track “Secret.” Since its release, “Secret” has quietly amassed an impressive YouTube profile – over 100 million streams – due in large part to the Gacha Life anime community (10 million active users) adopting the song as its anthem of family betrayal. Gacha Life is a successful online game that you can play on your mobile phone. It allows you to create your own characters in an anime look. With the latest single, DYLYN returns to Gacha Lifeon April 3rd to re-connect with fans via a music video contest. For more details, please visit https://www.instagram.com/p/B-hrv8wnGHh/.
“Something To Lose” is out now and will appear on a forthcoming EP.
“Breathe, like fully breathe. It’s a thing we often forget to do in times of stress. Music, thankfully, can help and DYLYN’s latest will do just that” – NYLON
“If Lana Del Rey had a darker, edgier-sounding musician sister (assuming it’s possible to sing even edgier and darker love songs about loneliness) then singer/songstress DYLYN is your girl” – Galore
“a pulsating pop thumper embracing Diplo styled production, a punk edge, and DYLYN’s sultry vocals” – Indie Shuffle
“DYLYN deals in big statements: cascading beats, quirky panpipe-y synths, and 100mph choruses all melt together” – Line of Best Fit
“Toronto alt-pop artist DYLYN broke through last year, with each passing release seeming to connect with a global audience” – CLASH
“Gwendolyn Lewis, who releases music under the stage name DYLYN, is a rising rock artist from Toronto who has continued to build herself a fanbase” – Ones To Watch