Canada's Dizzy are spinning heads with their contagious, dream pop sound. "Backstroke" is the final single to be revealed from their upcoming debut album Baby Teeth, which arrives next month.
Dizzy have been on a whirlwind of a journey so far, and are only gearing up to embark on more adventures. Having revealed previous singles "Joshua" and "Pretty Thing", the Canadian quartet are within reach of their biggest career move yet.
Now they're back with their final single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album Baby Teeth.
"Backstroke" taps into their euphoric, tranquil tones that are undeniable moreish.
Made up of three brothers and a close school friend, Dizzy have only recently made their UK live debut with two London shows and two performances at this year's Great Escape Festival.
Best Fit did a Q+A with frontwoman Katie Munshaw below their new track.
BEST FIT: Can you tell us how your new track “Backstroke” came about?
Katie Munshaw: Charlie had sent me over the beginnings of that song and I wrote the melody for the chorus pretty quick. I had been sitting on the lyrics "Nose to the sky carve your name in the baby blue" for a while. We went into the studio with the song unfinished, lyrically, and I wrote the last half in a park in Montreal.
BEST FIT: Do you have a usual process for writing or recording?
Katie Munshaw: Charlie will usually send me an idea and the melody will come quick if it resonates with me. Sometimes it will start from another spark, though. A guitar line or a feeling or a couple of lyrics.
BEST FIT: Did you hit any blocks when creating your debut album? If so how what were they/how did you overcome them?
Katie Munshaw: I had a really hard time writing "Joshua". It was a completely different song when we went into the studio. We were tracking vocals one afternoon and our producer Damian came into the vocal booth and encouraged me to dig a bit deeper. The song still wasn't finished when we went back to Montreal for our final session and I was starting to panic. We were at our Airbnb the night before we were going in to track the vocals when I started to feel the words pooling in my head. The guys went out to run an errand and as soon as they left the words immediately spilled out of me. I was in this vacant, unfamiliar living room just sort of silently realising where the song had to go to resolve itself.
Those sort of breakthroughs are one of my favourite parts of writing.
BEST FIT: What are you most looking forward to in the future?
Katie Munshaw I'm excited to keep writing songs that we like and are proud of.
BEST FIT: Having recently performed at Citadel Festival, and having booked another London show in September, what would you say is your favourite thing about the UK?
Katie Munshaw: We've all collectively agreed that pub culture is the best part of the UK. We're a classless bunch.
BEST FIT: If you could go back in time and release your favourite song, what track would it be?
Katie Munshaw: "Old Friends" by Simon and Garfunkel is one of my favourite songs, lyrically. When I first heard it I remember wishing I had written those words.
BEST FIT: After your album is released what will be your next focus?
Katie Munshaw: We're already thinking about new songs. Some of the songs on Baby Teeth were written so long ago now! We're ready to move on to new topics. I don't give a shit about the guy who broke my heart in high school anymore. There are new experiences to dwell on. New stories to turn into melodies...