Produced and engineered by Linda Perry (P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani) who also co-wrote several tracks, 28 Days in the Valley is the sophomore effort from Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Dorothy. Boot-stomping lead single "Flawless," kicks off the 13-track album by turning heartbreak into a feel-good anthem of love. The bluesy rocker, "Pretty When You're High Boy," dives further into the emotional rollercoaster of band namesake and frontwoman Dorothy Martin's bad romantic choices.
Even with more tender moments, 28 Days in the Valley still has the in-your-face bluesy, gritty rock and roll fans loved on 2016's Rockisdead. But, added to that thunder this time around are more layers of emotion fueled by less metal, more California desert rock vibes. The powerful '60s-tinged "Who Do You Love" takes you down the fast lane of psychedelic desert rock perfection, while "Ain't Our Time To Die" harkens back to the band's trademark dirty rock sensibilities. The record also takes several uplifting turns as heard on "Mountain," "Freedom," and "White Butterfly" where it's hard not to feel the spiritual journey and awakening Dorothy has embarked on.
"This one came fast to me. It was very subconscious...like I'm channeling them," reveals Martin. "Linda Perry pulled the lightness out of me, both personally and musically. This record is definitely still bold, but it's happier. It's kind of like the butterfly coming out of the cocoon."