The video for Dilly Dally‘s ‘Desire’ was shot in and around their hometown of Toronto.
The Benjamin Dabu-directed video follows the band’s four members as they start to daydream. As their minds start to wander, they all come together in pastel-draped dream environment.
All of this takes place alongside the embodiment of what singer Kate Monks is singing about while dressed in lingerie and dripping milk.
Monks had this to say in a statement;
Allowing yourself to dream, and fantasize, is something that happens mostly in your youth. While we grew up in the wretchedly boring / culturally dry depths of Suburbia, there wasn’t much else to do but dream all day. We were still babies, and it seemed as though anything was possible.
All in our mid twenties now, we’ve been hacking away at those goals in the city of Toronto for years. We’ve grown sour, sore, and even bitter at times… but those daydreaming skills have never faded.
This video is an ode to that youthful part of yourself that lets you escape your daily routine and unleash whatever strange ideas you may have up there (in your soul or mind or whatever). Sex, music, perfume, silk sheets & swank champagne… I don’t give a fuck what is. Discover what it is you want or need in your life and chase it down with every bit of strength you’ve got. And remember, your friends can always help you out: Director Benjamin Dabu, came with us on a mad run last month trying to make some of these visions a reality. The journey of it all was a beautiful mess, and shit ton of fun. Cheers to you, Ben. Much love.”
“‘Desire’ is a celebration of the beauty of imagination and the never ending journey to integrate both realities together and ultimately ‘live the dream.’ Kudos to these suburban Newmarketeers, and the many others like them who continue reach for the stars, and who are most importantly, not afraid. KEEP LIVING THE DREAM,” Dabu added in a statement.
The track is taken from Dilly Dally’s debut album Sore,
an effort Monks describes as, “All that and a bag of weed.” Sore
drops on October 9 on Partisan Records
After years of rotating bassists and drummers, they finally settled on Benjamin Reinhartz on drums and Jimmy Tony on bass.
Sore comes after several singles and a 7″. It was produced by Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Greys) and Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Dusted).
“Josh literally introduced me to pedals,” Monks admitted. “He is obsessed with guitar sounds and helped us carve out the textures we wanted for our songs. Leon is great at looking at the big picture. Giving the songs what they need, and bringing clarity to the moments that needed it. Making that record was just six friends working our asses off together, having fun, and having serious talks about life and shit.”
“Music, to me, is a cultural conversation happening all the time – and I wanna be a part of it. Listen to what others are saying, and respond…it all connects to what is going on in the world. We came from the suburbs with complete naivety, and blind faith in our dreams,” she said. “We still have that blind faith, I guess. Perhaps, we are less naive.”
Catch Dilly Dally on tour with METZ;
10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Promontory
10/23 – Winnipeg, WB @ The Goodwill
10/25 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
10/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
10/28 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
10/29 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
11/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/4 – San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
11/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/6 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
11/7 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
11/8 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
11/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
11/12 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/16 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/17 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/18 – Montreal, QC @ Piccolo Rialto
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
02. Ballin Chain
03. Snake Head
04. The Touch
05. Next Gold
06. Purple Rage
07. Get To You
08. Witch Man
10. Ice Cream
11. Burned By The Cold