VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Dylan Says Her Songs Made No Sense Until She Heard Taylor Swift, Talks New Music

British emerging artist Dylan has been making waves throughout Europe with her energetic brand of pop music, highlighted by her recent release “Nothing Lasts Forever”. She opened for Ed Sheeran last year and will open for him in the U.S. during the first part of the year. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Tash Woods, has been releasing music since 2019, with her debut EP ‘Purple’ and follow-up ‘Red’ that featured her brand of electronic-focused, synth-pop songs (‘Good Enough’) and mournful piano ballads (‘IKWYDLN’). “I want to be respected as a songwriter,” she says, “for me it really is just about the music.” Dylan’s profile continued to grow in 2021 with the releases of “Nineteen”, “You’re Not Harry Styles” and “No Romeo”. The songs featured growth in songwriting with lyrics that resonated with a growing fanbase as well as critical praise that lead her to touring with the likes of Yungblud, Bastille and Tate McRae. Her latest EP, ‘The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn’ was released last year, featuring the aforementioned “Nothing Lasts Forever” and “Every Heart But Mine”. The singer/songwriter has garnered strong reviews on her live performances, in which she takes pride in, so much so that Dylan also released a live edition of the mixtape. Dylan stated, “I think it’s fairly obvious how much I love playing live given how many shows I do, it’s hard to drag me off the stage and I would be playing 3 hour sets if I had the chance. I think live shows are at the heart of music so I’ve been waiting to release live versions of my music for ages, my KOKO headline gig felt like exactly the right moment to capture these songs. Hearing songs live brings the stories to life, and I love them more than anything.”

Dylan spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about her the classic rock influences introduced by her father at an early age, how listening to “Fifteen” by Taylor Swift and her other works helped her own songwriting process, upcoming new music and more.

Dylan - Nothing Lasts Forever