Mia Dyson album“I wanted admiration from the entire world,” Mia Dyson confides in Beloved, a haunting track on her sixth album. She deserves it, too.

Originally from Torquay in Victoria and now based in LA, Dyson is like Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty all rolled into one – and one could even imagine P!nk recording the defiant Diamonds. “I tell myself to grow up, get serious,” Dyson declares in Fool, but long may she continue to deliver her compelling, rootsy rock. Alas, the awkwardly titled album probably lacks that one song that will deliver Dyson the adulation she craves, but it’s all quality.

If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back is out March 9 via Single Lock/Cooking Vinyl.

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