“Desire” by Dilly Dally

Dilly Dally have shared the video for their new single, “Desire,” today. Directed by Benjamin Dabu (who also directed Dilly Dally’s video for “Candy Mountain”), the footage was shot in and around the band’s native Toronto. The video stars the four band members in various scenarios, as they start to daydream. As their minds wander, the four come together, performing and posing in a pastel-draped fantasy environment. That’s all alongside a literal embodiment of Monks’ desire that she’s screaming about, dressed in lingerie and dripping milk.

Frontwoman Katie Monks had this to say about the video:

“Allowing yourself to dream, and fantasize, is something that happens mostly in your youth. While we grew up in the wretchedly boring / culturally dry depths of Suburbia, there wasn’t much else to do but dream all day. We were still babies, and it seemed as though anything was possible.

All in our mid twenties now, we’ve been hacking away at those goals in the city of Toronto for years. We’ve grown sour, sore, and even bitter at times… but those daydreaming skills have never faded.

This video is an ode to that youthful part of yourself that lets you escape your daily routine and unleash whatever strange ideas you may have up there (in your soul or mind or whatever). Sex, music, perfume, silk sheets & swank champagne… I don’t give a fuck what is. Discover what it is you want or need in your life and chase it down with every bit of strength you’ve got. And remember, your friends can always help you out: Director Benjamin Dabu, came with us on a mad run last month trying to make some of these visions a reality. The journey of it all was a beautiful mess, and shit ton of fun. Cheers to you, Ben. Much love.”

Dabu added, “‘Desire’ is a celebration of the beauty of imagination and the never ending journey to integrate both realities together and ultimately ‘live the dream.’ Kudos to these suburban Newmarketeers, and the many others like them who continue reach for the stars, and who are most importantly, not afraid. KEEP LIVING THE DREAM.”

Dilly Dally
(October 9th, Partisan Records / Buzz Records)

01. Desire
02. Ballin Chain
03. Snake Head
04. The Touch
05. Next Gold
06. Purple Rage
07. Get To You
08. Witch Man
09. Green
10. Ice Cream
11. Burned By The Cold

Tour Dates:

10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Promontory
10/23 – Winnipeg, WB @ The Goodwill
10/25 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
10/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
10/28 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
10/29 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
11/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/4 – San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
11/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/6 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
11/7 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
11/8 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
11/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
11/12 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/16 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/17 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/18 – Montreal, QC @ Piccolo Rialto
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern