[RH First Glance] DENA: “Bad Timing”

DENA is described as a “Berlin-via-Bulgaria heartthrob” with a “post-ironic take on R&B.” Those are big words for an artist still finding her lane, but the eclectic, sultry songstress isn’t so much a breath of fresh air as it is an easy illustration of a feeling; essentially what every artist should be striving for. “Bad Timing”, with DENA’s dry, literal vocals accented by well-timed harmonies, takes the listener through exactly what it’s like to meet someone that seems so right, except for the situation in which the rendezvous took place.

Everyone’s been there, not everyone can ruminate on the emotion the way she does here. The accented black and white visual accompaniment plays on the themes of the writing wonderfully, adding an appropriate medium from which to further understand both the artist and her message. The video is her first from her upcoming album, Flash, due out March 12 on K7. Check out the video for “Bad Timing” below.

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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