Release Date: Apr 17, 2020
Record label: OVO Sound / Warner Bros.
Who knew heartache could make your hips shake? Yes, you'll be compelled to dance your pain away while listening to dvsn frontman Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85's cathartic new LP, A Muse in Her Feelings. Tracks like "So What" and "Friends" are laced with Daley's lovesick lyrics, rendered downright relatable in their plainspokenness. Better still: Daley applies those lines to a slick enough delivery to make listeners feel utterly fleet footed on the dance floor.
Daniel Daley has a voice so striking that it's almost an affront he began his career as a rapper and songwriter; imagine having that gift and not feeling called to flex it. Nineteen85, Daley's partner in the R&B duo dvsn and an exceptional pop producer in his own right, also had a musical entry point far from where he would end up: in punk bands with names like Coffee Double the Cream. The two eventually linked up in a grittier, pre-Drake Toronto.