Today sees the release of Denai Moore’s astonishing new album Modern Dread , which finds the convention-defying singer/ songwriter exorcising personal demons while also voicing her concerns for the world at large, a daring exercise in micro versus macro that pays off richly in what is a dazzling step forward in artistry.
Modern Dread follows on from the critically hailed 2017 album “We Used to Bloom”, but represents a delicious quantum leap in her career, a unique blend of quixotic beats and introspective, sometimes harrowing songwriting which will undoubtedly stamp Moore as one of the most original talents we have around right now. Critics are similarly bowled over, with the likes of the Independent, Gigwise, DIY, Narc and more coming together to praise this affecting and beautiful record.
Modern Dread is Moore’s journey, truly a discovery of self - the latest statement from a fascinating artist who continues to surprise. For further proof, look no further than latest single “Fake Sorry” and the deliciously off-kilter video. In Moore’s own words:
“Fake Sorry is a song that I wrote about feeling the pressure to diminish myself in powerful spaces to seem less abrasive or outspoken, and that saying “no” is a valid answer’.
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"Immersive and deeply resonant...the whole album feels remarkably fresh” 4 stars, The Independent
“Impressive…takes the listener on a surrealist journey to a fantasy world” – 4 stars, The Guardian
“A compelling combination” – Q
“A heady dose…the singer-songwriter’s third LP is one to get excited about” - DIY