Show — October 17th @ The Piston (Toronto)
Show — November 3rd @ the Monarch Tavern (part of RedPine Music Night) (Toronto)

Awards — Won “Best Singer Songwriter” 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards
Awards — Won “Best Song: 2nd Runner Up” 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards
 “Best Singer Songwriter” & “Best Song: 2nd Runner Up” for “Dreamlova” — linked here!
 WINNER for “Best Singer-Songwriter” in the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards, indie-pop powerhouse DAHLIA releases her new alternative indie-pop EP, ‘Shift."
 A familiar indie industry face since 2006, DAHLIA — Dahlia Fernandes — has long been dubbed one of the most dexterous songwriters on the scene. Having created in collaboration with the likes of Rich Kidd (Drake, Busta Rhymes, K-os), Roy Hamilton III (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, N’Sync), and America’s Got Talent’s Stacey Kay — as well as placing a song in Degrassi’s Ana Golja’s film, ‘Full Out’ (seen on NBC, Family Channel, and Netflix) — her versatility in sound mixed with unique life experiences weave together a deeply authentic and extraordinary pop offering.
 On ‘Shift,’ DAHLIA leverages all things life that tend to dominate both the heart and mind — from falling in love to having it shatter apart — linking arms with her listeners and taking you on an emotional ride. In just a handful of songs, the self-taught pianist and exquisite lyricist manages to both break your heart and send it soaring all at once.
 Breezy “Back to The Days” is one of those instant hits — a giddy, knock-kneed, piano-goosed cut of pure pop buoyed by a dynamic string arrangement and exuberant hand-claps, whereas, for instance, the song “Wash Away” — a song Fernandes says just “wrote itself” — conjures feelings of cathartic heartsickness personified.
 “My ex-husband and I had just finalized our divorce,” she recalls on the process of writing “Wash Away.” “It was a very tumultuous relationship. I went into the studio with Roy Hamilton III and that song just poured out. Swoosh.!
 Swoosh, indeed. Like a ride at an amusement park coming to an end, every song on ‘Shift’ adds to one satisfying experience, and will have you lining up for another turn.
 DAHLIA has two shows coming up:

October 17th @ The Piston, Toronto ON
November 3rd @ The Monarch Tavern, Toronto ON
"BEST SINGER SONGWRITER" DAHLIA WINS x TWO AT 2017 TIMA / .@dahliamusicnow "BEST SINGER SONGWRITER" DAHLIA WINS x TWO AT 2017 TIMA / .@dahliamusicnow Reviewed by Tony G on October 16, 2017 Rating: 5

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