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Love is Bittersweet in “Lemon Tart” by dilip

Love is complicated, and what better of a way to contemplate its complexities than finding a new relatable indie pop track about a relationship? In “Lemon Tart”, the new track from singer-songwriter dilip, he understands how to put these difficult feelings into words. 

dilip is rapidly building momentum this year after two sold-out NYC shows at The Delancey and Chelsea Music Hall. “His songs weave indie, R&B, and pop influences into relatable stories about love and heartbreak.” He previously toured internationally with South Asian boy band Penn Masala and made a cameo in the movie Pitch Perfect 2 before moving to Brooklyn and starting his solo project. 

Dilip says when writing this song, his feelings were exactly like the dessert his ex used to make: “Sweet, airy, comforting memories of our time together co-exist with the sour taste of how it all ended.”

His lyrics express simultaneous reflection and healing; “I miss you just a little less today,” he sings. There are emotions from all sides of the spectrum, and this is reflected in the song’s production as well – “Shimmering guitar melodies give way to distorted walls of sound, as my emotions unravel and I can’t help but long for just a little more.” This is fitting because “Lemon Tart” feels both happy and sad at the same time. 

“Lemon Tart” is dreamy and comforting, with soothing guitar and dilip’s gentle vocals. Fans of Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike, Cautious Clay, and Peach Pit will enjoy his sound. 

Find this and more exciting new music on our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist on Spotify

Alchemical Records contributor Emma Page

Emma Page

Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.

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