Enter the Dragonette: Dragonette returned last fall with her first album in six years, Twennies. The artists real name Martina Sorbara, worked on the project with Dan Farber (Dizzee Rascal, Lizzo).
“The word ‘twennies’ comes up in a couple songs on the record, and felt like a theme that was taking dominance,” she said in a statement. “I think it has to do with a kind of reflection on this moment, right now, the 2020’s versus me in MY 20’s. What do i have left from that time in my life, what is still with me, and precious and valuable, and what have I lost or intentionally left behind. As for the colloquial spelling, I feel like it captures a sort of throw-away nature time, but at the same time an intimacy with the passage of time.”
“As Dragonette, Sorbara has lived multiple musical lifetimes over the past 15 years,” reads a press release. “A Juno-winning artist and sought-after songwriter, Sorbara has scored numerous global hits, including “Pick Up the Phone,” “Let it Go,” along with the chart-topping “Hello” with Martin Solveig. She’s collaborated with the world’s biggest DJs (Basement Jaxx, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, and Galantis, among others) and released four acclaimed albums, including the Juno-nominated Fixin to Thrill (2009) and Bodyparts (2012). A longtime priority writer with Sony/ATV publishing, the Toronto-based Sorbara’s diverse credits include songs for Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, Pretty Sister, Mike Mago, and Carly Rae Jepsen, amongst others. Along the way, Dragonette has headlined shows across the globe; supported the likes of Duran Duran, New Order, Ke$ha, and Miike Snow; and played to thousands of fans at Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza.”
Check her out at the Roxy this week.
Enter the Dragonette: 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at the Roxy Theatre.
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