The voice and face behind Dilly Dilly is actually Erin Olivia Davidson. This talented artist hails from Maine and is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist as well as vocalist. Of Art and Intention is the first full length compilation for the artist and comprises of weird instruments, indie pop beats and Dilly Dilly’s ukulele. The sound is eclectic but happy; definitely perfect for a goofy and quirky day.
Throughout her musical career, Erin has played in countless bands, both as a musician and collaborator. She released her EP, akidleadivy, and took up the moniker, Dilly Dilly. It was released somewhere between 2005-2006 after Erin’s hiatus with her band Cerberus Shoal. Currently, Dilly Dilly has released this debut by experimenting with various instruments as well as using a MIDI. The result is a cute and fun album that’s poised to be the soundtrack to plenty of happy times.
Of Art and Invention compiles 11 tracks that feature a happy, experimental folk sound that’s cleverly composed and arranged by the singer and her crew. Opener, Doo Write, is a lo-fi, ukulele infused cut that showcases Erin’s beautiful vocals. The laid back atmosphere is easy to like and relax to. Meanwhile, A Loss A Lone, is a track co-produced with Fresh Kills and showcases an upbeat tempo that is dreamy and poppy. Makes me think of a walk down the countryside on a happy morning.
Darker Days, as its title implies, is a bit more darker in tone compared to other tracks. There’s a haunting yet sweet mood that surrounds the track. The compilation is then capped off with Alien Dance Queen which is a beautiful slightly danceable track that incorporates Erin’s soft vocals along with gorgeous beats.
You can go ahead and get a free download of her album by clicking on the Frostclick link above. If you want to help her out, you can also donate any amount you wish and help spread her music as well.