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Dance Loud released their debut album 'The Moment'

Chicago-based electronic dance-duo Dance Loud have released their debut album The Moment with the visual for emotional fourth single "Hear Me Out." Through the eight track collection, the DIY dance duo, producers, and real-life couple reminds us why we must spread love, especially through the darkest of times. A reflection of the struggles of the world and the emotions within it, The Moment is meant to be listened to as a whole in an endless loop and can be described as "emotional dance music," offering sounds you can dance and cry to. In the visual for "Hear Me Out," emotion spills out between beats as they detail wanting to spend eternity with someone and knowing you also need time apart to heal and reflect.

"The Moment is a concept album that very much talks about social needs. From "Dimes" confronting employment inequality, "Why Lie" discussing why people feel the need to be dishonest which does not help themselves or anyone and "Hollow" talking about the hollowness inside each of us all that can be perceived as good or bad. Don't judge or assume. Just be kind and try to walk in their shoes to understand," Dance Loud shared with YourEDM. "Side A is the up-tempo side of the album which presents frustrations with society norms while Side B, the downtempo vibe (still at 128 BPM) starts to find peace and acceptance with it. We as humans struggle and feel pain. This album is to help heal the frustrations best when shared alongside others or alone in your own space. Either way, we see it as a healing frequency bath that you can dance or cry to. Duality is one of the consistent themes within this dark but bright album."

"Hear Me Out" follows previous singles "Why Lie" about why some choose dishonesty and the 420 inspired release of "Shady Beach" about getting stoned and spreading love in a divided world. The first single of the collection, "Hollow," dropped in March and speaks to the hollowness inside us all and the good and bad in everyone.

Formed in 2008, the dynamic and diverse whole of Dance Loud is comprised of Kristin Sanchez [DJ, producer, engineer] and Desereé Fawn Zimmerman [drums, guitar, vocals] and proves that opposites do more than attract. The real-life couple turned Chicago duo co-mingles Fawn's live instrumentation steeped in classical training with Sanchez's electronic production and DJ wizardry. After catching each other's attention in art school, their relationship blossomed before they found themselves on stage together. As the story goes, Kristin had a DJ gig, and Desereé hopped on the drums, illuminating the potential of their creative chemistry. By taking on real estate projects, they financed a D.I.Y. musical operation as Dance Loud. They dropped their debut single "Spy Vs. Spy" in 2013 and performed across North America, taking over the Artist Lounge at Bonnaroo and packing celebrated venues such as Knitting Factory in New York and The Steady in Toronto.

The pair trucked along and quietly built an audience until a horrific accident nearly derailed everything. In 2017, a semi-truck rear-ended their vehicle. Airlifted out of the wreck with internal bleeding, Sanchez broke eight ribs, her collar bone, and sacrum. The destruction also claimed an old computer with ten unreleased songs as well as other gear. During a month in the hospital, the future became clear. As soon as they left the hospital, they commenced work on what would become The Moment.

Crafted from analog guitars, drums, and field recordings, distorted synths give way to an angular beat as hypnotic vocals enchant and engage. It blurs the lines between electronic immersion and alternative orchestration. In the end, the duality distinguishes Dance Loud forever. By embracing who they are and their differences, they're spreading positivity and karma through music.

The Moment Track List:

1) Travel

2) Shady Beach

3) Dimes

4) Hollow

5) Hear Me Out

6) Why Lie

7) One Verse

8) Time

Enjoy the visual for fourth single 'Hear Me Out' below. 

"Hear Me Out is about being in a relationship, wanting to spend an eternity with someone yet sometimes you need to spend time apart to heal and reflect, so you don’t come back and start to shout."