Dylan Mondegreen – “Sunless Summer”
Norwegian singer/songwriter Børge Sildnes began crafting music under the Dylan Mondegreen name in 2005, drawing praise for several albums since then. His 2012 self-titled release was a particular standout, with outlets like Allmusic giving rave reviews and noting a likeness to Jens Lekman and Sondre Lerche. Indeed, Sildnes is gifted at crafting melodic and lush music, rooted somewhere between folk and sophisti-pop, and that continues with his latest album.
The beautiful “Sunless Summer” is the last song on the newest album from Dylan Mondegreen, released 11/9 on Saiko and Fastcut Records (Japan), produced by Sildnes and longtime collaborator Ian Catt (Saint Etienne). The opening line – “put the blanket ’round my shoulders,” – combines with warm acoustics and lush vocals for an enjoyably warm beginning. From here, the track evolves beautifully into a caressing chorus, featuring serene backing vocals and breezy guitar flourishes. “Sunless Summer” continues an impressive, acclaimed career for Børge Sildnes.
The track’s video is directed by Katalina Bakradze and stars Mariam Qantaria.
“Sunless Summer” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2018’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Folk.