This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. This week we’re shining a spotlight on the new music video ‘Dal Fi Lawr’ by Yws Gwynedd and Alys Williams.
Yws Gwynedd area Welsh rock band from North Wales. Named after its lead singer Ywain Gwynedd, the band achieved acclaim in 2014 after their debut album Codi / \ Cysgu (“wake-up /\ sleep” in Welsh) won Best LP at that year’s Y Selar music awards. The album was also nominated for best Welsh-language album at the Eisteddfod in 2015. Their second album, released in 2017, was nominated for the 2017 Welsh-language album of the year award, and won the best album at Y Selar’s awards. The band perform regularly at Welsh music events and have headlined festivals such as Tafwyl and Maes B.
For ‘Dal Fi Lawr’ the band have collaborated with singer Alys Williams, whose music features folk and jazz influences and includes improvised riffs while singing. Williams has collaborated in the past with acts including Ciwb and Sŵnami, having first made a name for herself while appearing on talent show The Voice.
There is a distinctly summer vibe to ‘Dal Fi Lawr’, which features the mantra “dilynna’r nôd”/”chase the goals” and has an uplifting feel.
‘Dal Fi Lawr’ is produced by Cosh Records and is available to stream via all your usual streaming services.