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DOROTHY'S 28 DAYS IN THE VALLEY IS FLAWLESS.
BY CONTRIBUTOR TRE FLOREZ
“I’m starting to stink but everyone thinks I’m Flawless”, sings Dorothy Martin, from the first track and leading single titled “Flawless”, that leaves a bittersweet taste of breakup emotions on the tongue. The LA based rising rock band (and a personal iTEM favorite) known as Dorothy, released their second studio album this March, by the name of 28 Days in the Valley. And we must say, it is everything we hoped for and yet, so much-much more!
Time and time again, the band seems to have proven that rock is surely not dead. By making music that gives off an appeal that is suitable for the movie screens - from their previous “Rock Is Dead” album hits of "Raise Hell" and "Wicked Ones" to this now raw evolution of increasingly timeless melodies and hypnotic frequencies - they know what it takes to stand out in their genre. But we’re not exactly sure if we could tell you exactly what that segment of rock is called. In fact, Dorothy's rock stands for something rather original - among anything else that we have out right now - greatly demanding some respect to and from all listeners.
With Dorothy’s strong, raspy voice, alongside a perfect guitar presence from Owen Barry, there moves a magical recreation of the mid 1960’s rock, that keeps you transcending towards the stars for more. The band may just be single handedly capturing a moment of their own, transitioning the feels of classic psychedelic rock into a modern force of time-bending sound.
Flawless, seemingly is a song dedicated to an ex boyfriend of Dorothy’s, and she’s got a bit to say about the situation. In the second verse, she sings:
“You said I was the one but you married someone half your age.
She’s most definitely putting him on blast! The emotions are conveyed through the rock ballad, making you want to harmonize all the way through. In this case, you can sense the truth behind every word and the same goes for the entire album. If you’re a fan of this track, we recommend that you also check out Ain’t Our Time To Die, Freedom and On My Knees. But if you’re finding yourself a bit obsessed (like we are in the studio), put 28 Days in the Valley on repeat and dance on your journey to the STAARS!
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE. His primary goal as a Fashion Creative, is to document fashion history in the streetwear and art sector.
From the lens of an abstract visual content producer, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University; where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column for The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University – And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early – Bringing him to four design oriented degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art of the few, to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for just over a decade, from commercial retail visual management to corporate level ghost writing and consulting. Now, in this exact moment, T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent urban California lifestyle based fashion movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.