London-based country singer-songwriter Simeon Hammond Dallas shares her latest single ‘Make It Romantic’, out everywhere on 16 June. The track is taken from her upcoming EP of the same name, set for release this August.
Epically cinematic in its sound, ‘Make It Romantic’ wouldn’t be out of place as a soundtrack to the scene in a rom-com in which the two love interests leave each other for the last time. Simeon says, “They’re standing on a bridge, it’s raining, they walk in opposite directions, he turns to watch her leave one final time. Inspired by the last time I saw a man I dated briefly - I knew I would never see him again and as he walked right and I walked left I remember thinking to myself, “don’t turn around but he’s 100% looking back at you now as you go.
The song explores the nuances of my femininity and the vulnerability of sharing that maybe you’re not completely all put together, and maybe if you were staying we could accept each other as our full selves but if we’re never going to see eachother again then please paint me as the most wonderful person you’ve ever met, and don’t you dare tell anyone that sometimes I feel like I’ve lost my mind.”
A singer-songwriter from London’s Camden Town, Simeon names Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morisette, and Ella Fitzgerald as her biggest inspirations, drawing from her combined influences to create her distinctively folky, bluesy, country-soul amalgamation. An enemy of dichotomy, her music is soft and vulnerable while packing a punch at the same time.
Growing up in a house full of actors and music lovers, Simeon’s colourfully loud upbringing fuelled her passion for music. Simeon says that she likes to live her life as if she is the main character in a rom-com movie, this shines through on the track where she uses her lyrics as a script and her voice as the cast, making you feel as if you are watching a movie play out throughout the song.
January 2019 saw the release of her debut self released single, Wild Woman. A country-rock feminist anthem and predecessor of the debut EP ‘Manic Pixie Dreams’, which crosses genres from folk, country, blues, and soul, tied together with a strong acoustic guitar and a powerhouse of a voice.
Last month, Simeon released yet another feminst anthem ‘A Hundred Lovers’ which will also feature on her upcoming new EP ‘Make It Romantic’, out later this year.