Dala / Best Day
Album: Best Day   Collection:General
Artist:Dala   Added:May 2012
Label:Compass Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-08-26 Pull Date: 2012-10-28
Week Ending: Sep 16 Sep 2
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 19, 2018: Traditions - Women's March Edition
Life On Earth
3. Aug 31, 2012: The Songsmith Show
The Great Escape
2. Sep 11, 2012: Meow
Life On Earth

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-08-18
Dala, Canadian folk-pop duo, is singer/guitarist/songwriters Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine. The style ranges from alt-trad to girlish light pop. Their light-rock DNA is shared with fellow Canadians Feist, Alanis, (perhaps even the clan’s matriarch Joni), and mixed with pretty-folk-pop like Colby Caillet. Focus on good singing, with light accompaniment.

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1 ** Mid-slow. Begins quite folkie: acoustic guitars and touches of mandolin & pedal steel. Nice harmony singing. Toward the end, fuller & more lush with strings. Good song. (3:56)
2 Mid-tempo. Syrupy strings; childishly sentimental lyrics, silly sounding ukulele. (1:58)
3 * Mid-slow folk song. The courageous “I’m doing ok” attitude in the lyric reminded me of Alanis’s “Hand in my Pocket.” Mainly acoustic guitar, good singing. (3:32)
4 Mid-tempo. Piano-based silly pop song about a love between opposites. (2:59)
5 * Slow, sad ballad. Just acoustic guitars and lovely harmony singing. (3:55)
6 Mid-tempo. Happy pop love song. Acoustic guitar & piano. (Think Colby Caillet) (3:33)
7 * Mid-slow. Intriguing lyric about an unusual relationship with her father. This song brought to mind Tori Amos. Accompanied by piano, guitar, and strings. (2:51)
8 * Mid-slow. Good folk-pop. Acoustic guit, mandolin, pedal steel. Tight harmony. (3:39)
9 ** Very folkie. Just acoustic guitar & singing. A woman has past away. (Who?) (3:05)
10 Mid-slow. Girlish remembrances of teenage love. Taylor Swift does this better. (3:03)
11 Slow. Mellow love song. Breathy singing over piano, then strings. (3:06)
12 (Not listed) Silly old-timey singing interrupted by giggling. (1:16)

Track Listing
1. Life On Earth   6. The Great Escape
2. Best Day   7. Father
3. Not Alone   8. Virginia Woolf
4. Lennon And Mccartney   9. Peggy
5. Good As Gold   10. First Love
  11. Still Life