Photo Credit: Roman Jody
DMA’S new material arrives as their first since last year’s celebrated EP I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You, which in turn followed the band’s highest charting album to date, THE GLOW (UK Official Albums Chart #4, Scotland #2 and ARIA #2).
Pressing play on new single ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ (produced by Konstantin Kersting and Rich Costey), reveals an immediate and palpable sense of relief, as if a long-held tension has finally come to an end. With ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’, celebration and evolution is in the air.
Over the course of three studio albums to date, DMA’S have found an iconic, mythical status among their fanbase – 65,000 ticket sales on their last UK tour alone shows the open-armed response they elicit on international shores. Their world is one of acceptance, freedom of expression, collective high, and each twist and turn in their journey to this point has led them to what is a landmark single release for the band. ‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ represents the comfort in being embraced but more than that, it exemplifies the biggest talent that DMA’S possess: the ability to distil the wrenches of their personal stories into anthemic universal experiences.
Guitarist Jonny Took comments: “There’s a confidence you obtain when you find someone who loves you for all your faults, quirks and obscurities. They make you feel like you don’t need to hide anything from anyone anymore.”
The single’s video goes one step further in capturing the unbridled euphoria of what it is to enter DMA’S world, and the communal thrill that their music brings to the live arena. It’s the feeling of emerging from a darker place, and the exhilarating future sound of a band without barriers at the top of their game.
Thinking about a better time
Thinking about a better way to love
So I don’t need to hide
I don’t need to hide
‘I Don’t Need To Hide’ is released on the heels of several large live music returns for DMA’S. Following their biggest ever Australian headline tour earlier this year, the band’s recent UK headline tour saw them sell out London’s Alexandra Palace and play to huge crowds this summer at TRNSMT Festival. Later this month, the band takes to the main stage at the Reading & Leeds Festivals, then continue to play festivals and headline through AUS – including
a huge support show with Arctic Monkeys at Sydney’s Domain on 14th Jan – before returning to the UK in October for a run of headline dates.