Ifan Dayfdd Llonydd (feat. Alys Williams)
After partaking in some intense rehabilitation due to the soul melting effects of Ifan Dafydd’s first single ‘Celwydd’, we’ve completely relapsed and are in a state of utter elation over his latest jaunt. Literally translating to mean “quiet” or “calm”, our young grasshopper craftily strings his listeners along by ensuring ‘Llonydd’ is anything but that.
Leaning more on the theatrical, storytelling side in comparison to ‘Celwydd’’s lighthearted nature, ‘Llonydd’ clings to a part of the day when the moon is high above and bubbling tempos beckon for your being to do anything but stand still. Singer, Alys Williams’ translucent words reverberate through shadowy walls, and pitched cries that peek out from darkened corners, as she makes her way through billowing organ synths and piano key flecks. With both ‘Celwydd’ and “Llonydd’, Dafydd weaves this flirtatiousness song and dance element throughout, eliciting a charming infatuation with his music you just can’t ignore.
Recordiau Lliwgar‘s second installment in their vinyl compilation series, Y Record Las (The Blue Record) is out 1st April (today). The double 10″ vinyl compilation features new material from four of Wales’ rising stars; Ifan Dafydd, Ymarfer Corff, Llwybr Llaethog and H Hawkline, we promise you don’t want to miss out on this release.
(I wrote this for The Line Of Best Fit today)