Dossey's "Heartbeats" Single is available for purchase and on streaming sites world-wide.
"Conjuring up a sublime blend of powerful synths and surging alt-pop melodies, Dossey can only be described as a long-overdue musical whirlwind," Danielle De Wolfe, One Stop Record Shop.
Dossey is the electro-pop alter-ego of artist/songwriter/enigma Sarah Dossey, who derives her sound from a truly eclectic appreciation of music and art. The banjo playing member of Austin-based folk/bluegrass trio Indian & the Jones, Dossey’s sound as a solo artist is very much influenced by traditional American folk, all through the funnel of 1980s synth pop and new wave. A songwriter at heart, her music is always built on a foundation of a catchy, memorable hook, paired with a danceable beat.
Dossey has been an officially Featured artist on Noisetrade, and has received nods from indie blogs like The Deli, Parachute Music, One Stop Record Shop, and Wolf in a Suit. She was also nominated for Deli Magazine's Best of Austin poll, and the video for her cover of Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes was included as an official selection of the Austin Music Video Festival in 2017.
Released in April of 2017, Dossey’s debut EP, “Electric” is currently at 100,000 total streams and counting between Soundcloud and Spotify alone. Her official music videos boast over 6000 views on YouTube since the summer of 2017.
The songs on Electric introduce Dossey listeners to a different side of her, as catchy pop melodies soar over dynamic arpeggiations and straight-forward dance beats in "Electric" and "Released", and vintage synth pads create a luxe atmosphere and presence in Dossey's cover of a beloved Peter Gabriel ballad on "In Your Eyes".
Recorded over a very short span of time (roughly one month!), in different studios around Austin, each song is a collaboration with a different producer ("Electric" - Taylor Webb, "Released" - Jake Wigal, and "In Your Eyes" - Russell Parks). All the vocals on the project were recorded at Rev1211's studio at Lifespace, a sanctuary of sorts for Austin artists. The project as a whole was later mixed by Taylor Webb, and mastered by Grammy-winning Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital in Houston, TX.
This energetic synth pop ear worm features shimmering vocal hooks, triumphant gang vocals, and nostalgic guitar licks reminiscent of feelgood dance tracks of the 1980s.
The song was written in Nashville in January of 2017 with songwriters Adam Palmer and Lainey Wright. After a 5 week spring tour, Dossey took it to Austin-based producer and mixer, Taylor Webb (Night Beds, Dossey's Electric EP), and together, the two started working on the song that ended up taking over 9 months to complete. Heartbeats was a song that really took digging to discover the gold. It has seen many renditions, but when Dossey added the starting theme of the song, "My heart it beats, beats", it seemed to finally shine. Now, this small piece seems to be cornerstone ear worm of an already super hooky, catchy jam.