Getting To Know... Dennyiah

Following on from a flurry of exciting releases over the last year, Slovakian outfit Dennyiah have now capped off their 2021 with the vibrant new offering 'Sense Of The Rain'.

Capturing more of that bold and atmospheric direction they has cultivated for themselves, 'Sense Of The Rain' makes for a wonderfully vivid listen. Filled with soaring textures, bold production, and some brilliantly passionate voice layered throughout, they are definitely ones to keep a close eye on for the future.

So with the new single available now, we sat down with lead singer Denny to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Definitely guitar and then right after that piano.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

The very first song I ever phonetically learnt to sing was Celine Dion – My heart will go on. So, I guess I can say I was always into poppy ballads but later on in my life I fell in love with grunge/punk/death metal and a few years later with blues/soul/jazz/r&b etc.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway and System Of A Down – Mesmerize.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Florence & The Machine – Big God

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

It’s weird to say that I ever try to write new music. I usually draw inspiration from feeling super relaxed. So, I’d say I never force it I simply let it flow. I guess my ritual then is just to relax.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Zero7 / Jordan Rakei / Chet Faker / Maggie Rogers / Adele / Asgeir / Ben Khan / RY X.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Adele or Bjork.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

When people tell me how much my music helped them to get through a certain situation in their lives. If it feels like medicine that’s the most rewarding feeling. To be able to help people just like music helped me and literally saved my life so many times.

And what is the most frustrating part?

The so many “NO’s” you have to get through. The underappreciation. Endless financial struggle and in my country, it’s also looked down on. People in Slovakia still think if you’re a musician, that means you must be too stupid to do anything else.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Never be ashamed of who you are and what you represent. It doesn’t matter what others think or say. You do it for people who watch and listen, not for the ones who envy.


Dennyiah's new single 'Sense Of The Rain' is available to stream now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.