After establishing themselves with a flurry of enticing singles some years ago, New York-based duo Dady have made their long-awaited return with the vibrant new single 'Dark Mode'.
Channelling a mixture of bouncing electro-pop and pop-rock sensibilities, 'Dark Mode' makes for an extremely warm and exciting return. Filled with breezy grooves, subtle production, and frontwoman Rachel Dady's stellar vocals at the helm, we can't wait to hear what else they come back with next.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with them to find out more about their background and what has inspired them most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
We both grew up loving emo music, going to shows at our local rec centre, and idolising acts like Brand New and The Early November. That era of music was a total awakening for us — in many ways inspired us to make it ourselves.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Rachel’s first album was Hanson “Middle of Nowhere” (shouthout bonus track “Man from Milwaukee”) and Jesse’s was Chumbawamba “Tubthumper.”
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Jesse: “Wake Up” Coheed & Cambria.
Rachel: “Transatlanticism” Death Cab for Cutie.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Coi Leray, beabadoobee, Oso Oso, Phoebe Bridgers.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Enya. That would be a hoot!
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
We love connecting with the fans (aka our moms and their friends) on Instagram.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
We always come back to the Ira Glass quote about beginners. You have to make a lot of work that isn’t great to make something that is as good as your ambitions.
Dady's new single 'Dark Mode' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.