Born in the Philippines, now based in Alberta, Dahlia Wakefield seasons her Europop/dance-rock country with an Alanis/Shakira vibrato and Abba touches. From her webpage: "The AC acronym for Adult Contemporary really stands for Almost Country." Dahlia's drummer knows his stuff, and the intentionally self-parodying hidden acoustic version of "I Believe" is completely nuts and hilarious: She opens clearing her throat, then threatens to break some guy's knees, cast a spell with her love potion, drug him intravenously, duct-tape his lips and "not stop the Viagra" until he'll live with her happily ever after, even though "I know you're trying to out-whip me."
By Louis Pattison on 02.26.15 in Features
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By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
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By Jewly Hight on 02.23.15 in Features
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By John Morthland on 02.23.15 in Features
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