Steeped in vintage sensibilities and powerful emotion, paired with her dreamy, delicate vocals reminiscent of the crooners of eras past, Avery Dakin fuses old and new in her dynamic, thoughtfully crafted music.
Dakin’s soft-hearted, soulful accounts of life’s most intimate moments are youthful and refreshing, sometimes playful and cheeky, while still reflecting her old soul and capacity for rawness. Cushioned within lush, shimmering harmonies and longing melodies, bathing in a soft sweetness, her sultry yet earnest music implores you to sway along to the sounds of introspection, yearning, and a woman finding her voice in spite, and because of it all.
This vulnerability and care has earned Dakin bronze in The Coast's 2021 Best Of Halifax Awards for Best New Artist, performances at Halifax Jazz Fest, Evergreen Fest, and Nova Scotia Music Week, and sold-out shows across Nova Scotia.
Now you can stream Dakin's new single, Bloom, a soothing love letter to the renewed life and energy that springtime brings to the heart and mind each year. This is the title track of Dakin's upcoming debut album, set for release on July 7th.
Touching on themes of mental wellness, and a childlike delight and appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, Bloom uplifts the spirit with its sweet vocals and dreamy harmonic variation, fluttery flute and guitar licks, and a sun-kissed warmth in its tone and delivery.
Between performing with her 7-piece band across Nova Scotia, Avery has been busy writing and co-producing Bloom, and teaching music privately out of her home.
Written and Performed by Avery Dakin
Produced and Mixed by Alex Meade
Mastered by Stephen J Paul, Moustache Mastering
Directed by Tim Mombourquette - Mombo Productions
Creative Direction by Avery Dakin
Keyboard & lead vocals: Avery Dakin
Drums: Matthew Schofield
Bass: Henri Sangalang
Guitar: Dan Stewart
Trombone: Dylan Hay
Trumpet: Joel Hughes-McKay