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Review: "dishes" - dee holt

Alt-Pop artist dee holt dropped her new empowerment single, “Dishes,” to announce her new EP, I’ll Be There. “Dishes” is about a one-sided relationship consumed with toxicity and losing yourself until you finally find the strength to leave. It can feel like the most impossible thing you’ve ever done to try and start fresh after your heart becomes collateral damage in someone else’s warfare, but that’s when there is no better time to do so. When we fall in love with someone who takes us for granted and constantly drains us, we fall out of love with ourselves. The relationship we have with ourself is the most challenging, beautiful, and long-lasting one we will ever have, so we have to prioritize that relationship in order to know our worth, and act accordingly. It is never selfish to choose yourself. There is only so many chances you can give someone you love, and all you want in return is the same love you give… seems simple enough in theory, but when someone shows you who they are, believe them. When our heart is involved, we fall into a pattern of naivety. We wear rose-colored glasses that make red flags look pink, danger look exciting, and manipulation look like love. It is never, ever too late to wakeup, change what you’ll settle for, acknowledge what you deserve, and get the hell out of dodge. The first days, weeks, and maybe months it will be the hardest thing you ever do, but gradually you will wakeup every morning and the sky will look bluer, and your heart will slowly glue itself back together. One day, out of nowhere, you will wakeup and be washed over with a sense of relief, and a hope for the future where you get everything you wish for and everything you deserve. Everything that happened will finally make the utmost sense because it led you to this moment, and you are free.

“Dishes” is a catchy alt-pop song that contains an essential message for every listener. It’s a song that makes you want to dance around your kitchen and blast it on repeat. All the while, the empowering subject will slowly be engrained into your head, and you will slowly remember your worth and power. In honor of International Women’s Day, dee holt donated $1 to CARE Canada for every pre-save of “Dishes.” This organization focuses on fighting for the rights of women and young girls around the world. This is just one example of how dee uses her platform for the greater good. She uses her music to inspire young women, and her success to actually make a change. “Dishes” is like a 3 minute therapy session where you go through the rollercoaster of a toxic relationship, and dee inspires us and gives us the confidence and tools to understand that we are not alone, and we deserve better. No matter how long it takes to leave, this song is a constant reminder to love ourselves and never give up fighting for the relationship we should cherish most… the one with ourself.

dee holt is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter from Montreal. She began singing to her dad’s guitar in VHS home movies, and she would perform at family gatherings where her gift could not be ignored. She began to study music in high school, and her creativity has always been the center of her life. dee’s first two singles landed her on Spotify’s LOREM playlist, and in 2022, she released her debut EP, When I Close My Eyes, which accumulated millions of streams, covers, and rave reviews. TeenVogue labeled her “one to watch,” and many compared her sound to the iconic Billie Eilish. Her new EP, I’ll Be There, is set to release on April 28th, and “Dishes” is just a taste of what’s to come for dee holt!

Written By Grace Chapman



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