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Dizzy return with new single ‘Barking Dog’

Ontario’s Dizzy are excited to release their new single, ‘Barking Dog’ via Communion Records.

‘Barking Dog’ showcases a heavier, more intense side of Dizzy’s bold indie-pop. Sonically, the track occupies a space not dissimilar to The Japanese House, Alvvays or Samia, with raw, searing lyrics which tread a darker ground than the band has dared to tread before: “You can’t stop the tears from coming / Baby, you were always meant to drain / And no amount of loving can stop the dog from barking when she’s in pain.”

Singer Katie Munshaw leads Dizzy into its next chapter donning a striking, sinister mask, worn as a middle finger to an industry which places so much undue importance on appearance. “I’m a very anxious and sensitive person. Thinking about taking a bunch of photos and videos of myself, especially after two years in isolation, felt a bit shocking and scary, and like something I didn’t really want to do,” she explains.

“I find it strange how musicians are often introverted people, yet one of the largest parts of our job is visually selling ourselves to an audience. It feels unnatural to pine for strangers’ attention to afford rent or whatever, and as someone who’s particularly sensitive, it isn’t sustainable. To me, the mask not only represents a calloused version of myself but it lends itself to an anonymity that I love. A Jane Doe of sorts. I like the idea of a female artist making the conscious decision to take her appearance out of the question for the audience.”

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