Dahlia Sleeps Releases New Song “Close Your Eyes” from New EP “Overflow, Pt. 1”
- London-based electronic pop duo Dahlia Sleeps, consisting of Luke Hester and Lucy Hill, released a new song “Close Your Eyes” from Side A of their debut album “Overflow”.
The song is a powerful call to arms addressing the ongoing violence toward the LGBTQI+ community.
It was written by Luke Hester and Lucy Hill.
Lucy Hill said of the song, “We are in a period of increasing violence against the LGBTQI+ community, with hate crimes in the UK almost tripling in the last decade. This was splashed across the papers for all to see in May 2019 when two women returning from a date were attacked on a bus, their faces bloodied and pained. As a lesbian it spun me out to see these women forced into the spotlight in such a painful and violent moment, and it was these images that inspired 'Close Your Eyes'. Many like to believe queer people now live free from discrimination, in an equal society, but this is far from the truth, especially for the most vulnerable parts of our community who routinely face vitriol and violence - online and on the streets.”
Side B of “Overflow” will be released in full, Spring 2022.
Photo by Tom Johnson
- source : Apple Music