With a penchant for unconventional indie-pop and an atmosphere of brotherly love surrounding them, Dizzy Spells is the amalgam of multi-instrumentalists Taylor Stover and Brayden Deskins, bound together by a weird sense of humor, the occasional Lagavulin, and deep camaraderie.
After nine years on and off in multiple Bay Area-based bands and eleven years of being best friends, Dizzy Spells crystallized around the duo’s pop sensibilities, indie quirkiness, and love of found sounds. Taking inspiration from their favorite artists across all genres (Glass Animals, Still Woozy, and Dirty Projectors come to mind), collaboration is paramount for the duo amidst a world of uncertainties.
“It’s a little self-explanatory, but A Fearful Leap Into the Dark means that you’re taking the plunge into the unknown and you’re not necessarily eager or courageous about it,” Deskins says. “Now that we’re thinking about it, maybe it was a form of self-therapy and comfort to have these familiar sounds scattered so thoroughly around an album that was so dense with somber, negative, anxious feelings.”
Their new song off the record “Night Owl,” captures the genre-bending spirit of the band with high pitch vocals reminiscent of Glass Animals with some of the most fun and upbeat melodies that will get you shaking til the end.
About the song, the band adds“The lyrics and melodies fell out super stream-of-consciousness, probably the most direct from-brain-to-paper song on our upcoming album. The chorus melody, particularly the lyric ‘I ain’t never gonna let you down’ was a line that had been floating around in the Dizzy Spells ether for some time, but hadn’t fit nicely enough in any other song – I liked the contrast of the lyrics sounding like a nice sentiment, while grammatically being a double negative and having entirely the opposite effect if you really read into it. I felt like it was a genuine, devious chorus line – it ended up fitting great for the theme of this song as a mostly authentic but sorta cheeky way of letting someone know you’re there for them.”