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DYLAN releases mixtape ‘The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn’

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Primed to enter 2023 as one to watch for tastemakers and fans alike, DYLAN has today released her eagerly awaited new mixtape The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn, her first release for Island Records. 

Shared alongside a brand new live performance of the heartfelt new single ‘Blisters’, filmed at the iconic London Printworks, the eight-track release arrives ahead of a sold out UK tour, beginning this Sunday in Leeds before an iconic London headliner at KOKO on 7th November.

Stream The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn

Watch ‘Blisters’ live from Printworks

A song of firsts for Dylan, ‘Blisters’ was the first track she wrote for the mixtapeand the first time she’s allowed herself to feel truly vulnerable in her songwriting. “Blisters was the first song where I really felt like I had found my sound, and the first time I’d ever opened up about my emotions,” she explains.

“I started writing about someone breaking me down so slowly I had no idea how much pain it was causing me, but it soon became apparent that I was drawing from more than one experience. It was almost like opening Pandora’s box. I really dug deep into my abandonment issues and how much of myself I give away in order to keep someone in my life. 

When we finished it I felt a new kind of empowerment; there is so much strength in feeling everything you need to feel, and being unafraid to scream it from the rooftops.”

Listen to ‘Blue’

Watch the video for ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

Watch the video for ‘Girl Of Your Dreams’

Dylan’s debut release for Island Records boasts a hefty wallop. Encapsulating the 23-year old’s experiences with “learning to love and be loved” , The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn is an unfailingly frank soundtrack to her life, thrillingly unbothered by society’s expectations of female artists. Whether she’s reacting to people not wanting to date her on ‘Girl Of Your Dreams’ or searching for answers about herself, as on the ballad ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’, she is incredibly direct, and effortlessly charming.

“It’s saying, ‘You will love me’ – it’s like with people that listen to my music, I don’t give them much choice whether they’re going to like it or not,” she notes. ‘Treat You Bad’ details a dalliance where Dylan broke things off only to hit him back up in the middle of the night months later. “Can’t make up my mind / Only want you late at night,” she sings over the fizzing riff. “Tell me why you let me treat you so bad.” 

Her candidness is part of what has already scored her praise from the likes of BBC News, NME, Notion, MTV, Vogue Italia, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork and BBC Introducing; a sold out debut US headline at the iconic Mercury Lounge in New York, UK support slots with Yungblud, Bastille, Ed Sheeran and an EU run with Tate McRae; inspiring an incredibly loyal and passionate fanbase to form around her. 

With her November 2022 UK headline tour already sold out, Dylan has announced a brand new run of dates for February 2023, including a second date at the iconic O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London with night one already sold out. Tickets are available now.

DYLAN – 2022 & 2023 UK Live Dates

2022

30th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – SOLD OUT 

31st October – SWG3, Glasgow – SOLD OUT 

2nd November – Student Union, Newcastle – SOLD OUT 

4th November – Gorilla, Manchester – SOLD OUT 

5th November – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham – SOLD OUT 

6th November – Arts Centre, Norwich – SOLD OUT 

7th November – KOKO, London – SOLD OUT

9th November – Fleece, Bristol – SOLD OUT 

10th November – Patterns, Brighton – SOLD OUT

2023

4th February – Opium Rooms, Dublin*

6th February – SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow*

7th February – O2 Ritz, Manchester*

8th February – Academy 2, Liverpool*

9th February – NX, Newcastle*

13th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham* – SOLD OUT

15th February – O2 Institute, Birmingham*

16th February – Epic, Norwich*

17th February – Chalk, Brighton*

18th February – SWX, Bristol*

20th February – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – SOLD OUT

23rd February – Trix, Antwerp, BE*

24th February – La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR*

25th February – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL*

27th February – Yuca – Cologne, DE*

28th February – Privatclub – Berlin, DE*

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