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.